# A 5m long ladder leans against a wall, with the top of the ladder being 4m above the ground. What is the approximate angle that the ladder makes with the ground?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 24, 2018

53 degrees

#### Explanation:

There is an assumption that the ground is horizontal, so the ladder

The height of the top of the ladder

so

But we are asked for the **approximate** angle, so it's better to round the answer to 53 degrees.