5. A 6-m ladder is used to reach a window 5 m above ground. What is the farthest distance from the base of the wall that the foot of the ladder can rest?

The farthest distance is _____________.

6. A ramp has height 2 m. The sloping length of the ramp needs to be 8 m long. What is the horizontal length of the ramp?

The horizontal length of the ramp is _____________.

Guest May 25, 2021

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5) right triangle pythagorean theorem ladder is hypotenuse 5 m is one leg ...find other leg

6^2 = 5^2 + d^2

d^2 = 6^2 - 5^2 d = ____________ m

ElectricPavlov May 25, 2021

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6.) Pythag theorem again hypotenuse = 8 one leg = 2 looking for other leg

8^2 = 2^2 + d^2

d^2 = 8^2 - 2^2 d = _______________ m

ElectricPavlov May 25, 2021

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That can't be right.....THAT answer is longer than the hypotenuse !

Back to the chalkboard......

ElectricPavlov
May 25, 2021

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d** ^{2}** = 11 meters you'll need to take the square root to find d = sqrt (11)

ElectricPavlov
May 25, 2021