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Shortest ladder A 10-ft-tall fence runs parallel to the

Calculus: Early Transcendentals | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780321570567 | Authors: William L. Briggs, Lyle Cochran, Bernard Gillett ISBN: 9780321570567 2

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Problem 16E

Shortest ladder A 10-ft-tall fence runs parallel to the wall of a house at a distance of 4 ft. Find the length of the shortest ladder that extends from the ground, over the fence, to the house. Assume the vertical wall of the house and the horizontal ground have infinite extent

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Solution Step 1: The ladder position minimizes the ladder length.the objective function in this problem is the ladder length L.The position of the ladder is specified by x the distance between the foot of the ladder and fence.The goal is to express the function of x where x>0.

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Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals
Edition: 1
Author: William L. Briggs, Lyle Cochran, Bernard Gillett
ISBN: 9780321570567

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