# SOLUTION: A ladder is leaning against the side of a building. The ladder is 6ft. away from the building and touches the building at a point 8 ft. from the base. How long is the ladder?

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 Question 573337: A ladder is leaning against the side of a building. The ladder is 6ft. away from the building and touches the building at a point 8 ft. from the base. How long is the ladder?Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A ladder is leaning against the side of a building. The ladder is 6ft. away from the building and touches the building at a point 8 ft. from the base. How long is the ladder? ------------------- The ladder is the hypotenuse. Sides of 6 & 8 --> 6, 8 & 10 triangle, 2x the 3, 4, 5 triangle. --> 10 feet -------------- L = 10