## 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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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