A 1.9 metre ladder is leaning against a vertical wall. If the bottom of the ladder is 30 cm from the wall and is being pull away from the wall with a horizontal speed of 25 cm per second, how fast is the top of the ladder sliding down the vertical wall?
We define the the direction up the wall to be positive, so that your answer must be negative.
does this mean when x=30 cm dx/dt = 25
The Attempt at a Solution
this means that the wall height is 187.6 cm using pythagoras theorem
Any help will be much appreciated