# SOLUTION: Find the length of a ramp that is 8 feet long and 6 feet high

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Length-and-distance Question 630830: Find the length of a ramp that is 8 feet long and 6 feet highAnswer by smmoore(10)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!this is a simple problem that requires you to use the pythagorean theorem. to find the length of the ramp you need to set up a right triangle with the height being 8 and the length/base as 6. then the hypotenuse is the missing length. the pythagorean theorem is a^2+b^2=c^2 then you plug in 8 and 6 in for a and b, because c is always the hypotenuse. now it really doesn't matter which leg of the right triangle is labeled a and b I will put 8 in for a and 6 in for b. 8^2+6^2=c^2 is what we now have 64+36=c^2 100=c^2 .... is what we now have then we must now square root both sides of what we have now therefore we now have 10=c, and since c is the missing length in feet, as stated in the problem, the ramp is 10 feet in length. ramp= 10 feet in length.