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A 12-ft ladder leans against the side of a house. The bottom of the ladder is
6ft from the side of the house. How high is the top of the ladder from the ground? If necessary, round your answer to the nearest tenth.

 

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Given 12ft ladder leans against the side of a house and the bottom of the ladder is
6ft from the side of the house. Suppose L is the height of the top of the ladder from the ground. The Figure is given below

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С 12ft L В 6ft

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Since triangle ABC is right angle triangle so u...

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BC2 ABAC2 122 6 144 36 L L 144-36 L v108 L 10.392ft L 10.4ft (nearest tenth)

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