Question 187015: Iva is trapped in a house which has walls 15 feet high. Fire fighters will rescue him by putting a ladder of length L feet at a distance x feet from the wall. They require x/L=1/2 solve exactly for x and L. Answer by jojo14344(1512) (Show Source):
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Our calculations will be based on the assumption that one end of the ladder will rest on the top of the 15ft wall. The rest wil look like this:
That forms a Right Triangle, Pyth.Theorem remember?
---> as per condtn:
, Distance from the Wall
Remember our condition:
--->,Length of Ladder
Let's check by going back to our Eqn: