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Trigonometry: Distance from ladder

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A 30-foot ladder is leaning up against a roof that is 20 feet above the ground. How far from the building is the foot of the ladder? What is the angle between the ladder and the ground?

A few words on syntax when dealing with trigonometry: We will use upper-case letters for the functions, and enclose the argument in ( ). Use "pi" for the constant pi, and "theta" for the angle theta. Use DEG instead of the degree symbol. Examples: SIN(x), ARCTAN(2pi/3), 0 DEG <= theta <= 360 DEG.

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The solution provides step-by-step method for the calculation of distance between ladder and building and angle between ladder and ground.

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