Originally Posted by
maybnxtseasn A leadder 25ft long is leaning against the wall of a hour. The base of the ladder is pulled away from the wall at a rate of 2ft/sec
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r | \ 25ft
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7ft
a.) How fast is the top of the ladder moving down the wall when it's base is 7ft from the wall?
i understand i can do pythag. theorom to get side of r which is 24 but im unsure of how to find dr/dt? do i still use pythag. theorom to solve for dr/dt? if so im unsure how to do it....any explanation would be greatfull!