Jake leaned a 12-foot ladder against his house. If the angle formed by the ladder and the ground is 68°, how far from the base of the house did he place the ladder?
Jake would've had to place his
To solve this question, we can use some simple trigonometry functions.
in this situation, we can form a triangular diagram to demonstrate how we will do this
As seen here, we will make the Hypotenuse of the triangle as the ladder and the opposite leg to the angle the house. We will try to find the length of the adjacent leg.