A painter is placing a ladder to reach the third story window, which is 11 feet above the ground and makes an angle with the ground of 80°.<

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A painter is placing a ladder to reach the third story window, which is 11 feet above the ground and makes an angle with the ground of 80°.

How far out from the building does the base of the ladder need to be positioned? Round your answer to the nearest tenth.

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  1. Ava
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    2022-01-11T13:50:21+00:00

    Answer:

    x = 1.91 ft

    Step-by-step explanation:

    We use cosine because we are dealing with Adj and Hyp

    cos 80 = x/11

    x = 11 cos 80

    x = 1.91 ft

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