Solution: If the ladder is 50 ft. long, how wide is the street?

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If the ladder is 50 ft. long, how wide is the street?

Problem Statement:

A ladder, with its foot in the street, makes an angle of 30° with the street when its top rests on a building on one side of the street and makes an angle of 40° with the street when its top rests on a building on the other side of the street. If the ladder is 50 ft. long, how wide is the street?

Problem Answer:

The street is 81.6 feet wide.

Solution:

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