I have to clean my gutters, i wonder how far I have to climb to get to the roof.
My ladder is 6 feet tall
The end of the ladder is 15 feet away from my house
If the pythagorean theorem is a²+b²=c², i would plug in 6 for a and 15 for b, so the new equation is 6²+15²=c².
I simplified the equation to 36+225=c² and added 36 and 225 to make the equation 261=c².
Finally I rooted both sides to make the equation to make it 16.1554944214=c, so I have to climb about 16 feet. Finally, I root both sides of the equation to 16.16 (or √261) =c, so I will have to climb about 16 feet to the roof.