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    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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    Re: calc

    Quote Originally Posted by sonia12 View Post
    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?
    What have you tried so far?

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    Re: calc

    Start by drawing a diagram.
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