A ladder 5 meters long leans against a wall, reaching over the top of a box that is 1

meter on each side. The box is against the wall. What is the maximum height on the

wall that the ladder can reach? The side view is:

Assume the wall is perpendicular to the floor. Use your calculator to find the

maximum height to the nearest .01 meter.

## Can you estimate the solution? Is there more than one solution? Why?

## Interpret.

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