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Length of a Ladder A building is \(2 ft\) from a ...

Length of a Ladder A building is \(2 ft\) from a 9-ft fence that surrounds the property. A worker wants to wash a window in the building \(13 ft\) from the ground. He plans to place a ladder over the fence so it rests against the building. (See the figure.) \(He\) decides he should place the ladder \(8 ft\) from the fence for stability. To the nearest tenth of a foot, how long a ladder will he need?

Answer

\(16.4 ft\)

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