A fence 5 feet tall runs parallel to a tall building at a distance of 3 feet from the building. What is the length of the shortest ladder that will reach from the ground over the fence to the wall of the building?

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- Nov 22nd 2012, 05:09 PMsonia12calc
A fence 5 feet tall runs parallel to a tall building at a distance of 3 feet from the building. What is the length of the shortest ladder that will reach from the ground over the fence to the wall of the building?

- Nov 22nd 2012, 05:58 PMtopsquarkRe: calc
- Nov 22nd 2012, 06:11 PMProve ItRe: calc
Start by drawing a diagram.