# Word problems relating ladder in trigonometry

### Word problems relating ladder in trigonometry

#### Lessons

• 1.
A ladder is leaning against an outside wall of a building. If the angle of elevation at the base of the ladder to the wall is $65^\circ$ and the ladder is 14 feet long, how far up the wall does the ladder reach?

• 2.
A 23 foot long piece of wood is leaning against the wall of a house. If the angle of elevation at the base of the wood to the wall is $75^\circ$, how far is the wood from the base of the wall?