First set up a right triangle:
H / ) X (wall)
4 (distance from ladder to wall)
distance from ladder to wall=4
height of wall=X
We know that the ladder and the ground make a right triangle so we can use trig functions to solve.
since tan is opposite side over adjacent side we have this so far:
4tan75=X (multiply both side by 4)
type that into your calculator and you should get about 15 feet.
Does this answer your question?
sorry I tried to make a diagram up there but it turned into jibberish when I posted.
Also I forgot to put that the angle between the ladder and the ground is 75.
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