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A painter is placing a ladder to reach the third story window, which is 18 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.

The base of the ladder needs to be positioned *______*
feet out from the building.

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  1. tan 80 = 18/x
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    x = 18/tan 80

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  2. so whats the answer ?

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  3. 78

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