# SOLUTION: A ladder is resting against a wall. The top of the ladder touches the wall at a height of 15 feet. Find the length of the ladder if the length is 5 feet more than its distance from

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 Question 223203: A ladder is resting against a wall. The top of the ladder touches the wall at a height of 15 feet. Find the length of the ladder if the length is 5 feet more than its distance from the wall.Answer by rfer(12730)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!c^2=a^2+b^2 c^2=5^2+15^2 c^2=25+225 c^2=250 c=15.8 ft long