Journal Repsonse 2: Applications of Solving Equations

Journal Response 2: Applications of Solving Equations
Answer both of the following questions.
Make a diagram to represent the verbal labeling all dimensions.
Write an algebraic representation that represents the verbal.
Solve your equation and make sure to check your answer.
Explain your problem solving technique in your own words.
1.John’s paint crew knows from experience that its 18 ft ladder is particularly stable
when the distance from the ground to the top of the ladder is 5 ft more then the distance
from the building to the base of the ladder. In this position, how far up does the ladder
2. A Norman window has the shape of a square with a semi-circle mounted on it. Find the
width of the window if the total area of the square and the semi-circle is 200 square ft.