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    Re;ated rates involving a ladder...

    "A ladder 10 ft rests against a vertical wall. If the bottom of the ladder slides away from the wall at a rate of 1 ft/s, how fast is the top of the ladder sliding down the wall when the bottom of the ladder is left from the wall?"

    Honestly, I don't think this problem is even written correctly..
    Please help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadHotThunder View Post
    "A ladder 10 ft rests against a vertical wall. If the bottom of the ladder slides away from the wall at a rate of 1 ft/s, how fast is the top of the ladder sliding down the wall when the bottom of the ladder is left from the wall?"

    Honestly, I don't think this problem is even written correctly..
    Please help.
    I agree ... bold statement makes little sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
    I agree ... bold statement makes little sense.

    Right?
    Thanks anyway, for taking the time to read the post. :]
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