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maurice is cleaning out the rain gutters on his house. To get to the gutters , he places a 24 ft ladder against the house so the top of the ladder against the house so the top of the ladder reaches the bottom of the gutters. He places the bottom of the ladder so that it is 7ft from the house. draw a right triangle to illustrate this situation. Approximately how high off the ground are the gutters? show your work. Round your answer to the nearest foot.

 Mar 22, 2016
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24ft-7=17ft

 Mar 22, 2016
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A-squared plus B-squared = C-squared

A=7 B=X C=24

input and solve for X

 Mar 22, 2016

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