# Pythagoras Theorem- Billboard and Ladder Problem

Not what you're looking for?

A billboard painter has been assigned the task of changing the advertisement on a 20 ft billboard, the bottom is 15ft off the ground, two other sites under the sign,one is 10ft from the base the other is 15ft from the base. If the painter uses the patch that is 10ft from the base, what is the length of the ladder required to reach the bottom of the sign? What is the length required to reach the top? if she uses the ground that is 15ft from the base, what is the length of ladder to reach the bottom of the sign, and what is the length of the ladder to reach the top?

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Solution Summary

This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation of Pythagoras Theorem and its application in solving Billboard and Ladder Problems in Trigonometry. Supplemented with diagrams, this step-by-step Solution and Explanation of this complicated topic provides students with a clear perspective of general Heights and Distance Problems in Trigonometry. The solution contains detailed step-by-step information.

##### Solution Preview

Dear student, please see the attached file for the complete solution. Thank You.

Problem: 25ft ladder, 10ft from the base of the sign, what point will the ladder touch the sign. then using the ground 15ft from the base, what point will the ladder reach the sign.

20ft billboard, the bottom which is 15ft off the ground. the painter has a 25ft ladder. from the 10ft from the base at what point will the ladder reach the sign? from the 15ft from the base of the sign, at what point ...

###### Education

- MSc, Osmania University
- MSc, Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee (I.I.T.-ROORKEE)
- BSc, Banaras Hindu University

###### Recent Feedback

- "Very fast turnaround. Excellent communication! Much appreciated!"
- "excellent"
- "excellent"
- "excellent work"
- "Fantastic..great solution and very well explained!!!!"

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Free BrainMass Quizzes

##### Exponential Expressions

In this quiz, you will have a chance to practice basic terminology of exponential expressions and how to evaluate them.

##### Graphs and Functions

This quiz helps you easily identify a function and test your understanding of ranges, domains , function inverses and transformations.

##### Solving quadratic inequalities

This quiz test you on how well you are familiar with solving quadratic inequalities.

##### Know Your Linear Equations

Each question is a choice-summary multiple choice question that will present you with a linear equation and then make 4 statements about that equation. You must determine which of the 4 statements are true (if any) in regards to the equation.

##### Multiplying Complex Numbers

This is a short quiz to check your understanding of multiplication of complex numbers in rectangular form.