A 13 foot long ramp rises 5 feet from the first floor to the second floor. What is the distance from the base of the ramp to the bottom of the first floor?
This forms a right triangle with hypotenuse = 13 ft
5 is one leg the other leg is L2
Use pythagorean theorem
5^2 + L2 2 = 132 Where L2 is the other leg of the right triangle....solve for L2