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A walls is 10 feet tall and is 15 feet from a house. A window in the house is 30.5 feet above the ground.A fire escape slide attaches to the bottom of the window and to the top of the tall of the opposite window.How long a slide must be purchased?

I drew a picture but I am having trouble finding the exact length of the fire slide from the given info.

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"and to the top of the tall of the opposite window" What does this mean? – William Jul 3 '12 at 22:10
Is this homework, like the other two trig questions you asked earlier? If so, please add the [homework] tag. If you are translating from Spanish (guessing, based on your little tantrum in another question, "no me respondan"), and are having trouble translating, you could also post the Spanish version and someone will fix the translation. – Arturo Magidin Jul 3 '12 at 22:12
sorry I meant wall no they are not homework questions sory about my tantrum I just got unhappy. – Fernando Martinez Jul 3 '12 at 22:13
to the top of the wall is what I meant. – Fernando Martinez Jul 3 '12 at 22:15
You posted your first question less than 1 hour ago; and you are already unhappy that you did not get answers as complete or as quickly as you wanted? We are not at your beck and call; try exercising some patience. – Arturo Magidin Jul 3 '12 at 22:18

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Hint: the horizontal distance is 15 feet. The vertical distance is 30.5-10 feet. Time for Mr. Pythagoras.

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many thanks for your help. – Fernando Martinez Jul 3 '12 at 22:35

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