Jovan is building a fort in his backyard using a 10-foot board. He leans the base of the board 6 feet away from the base of the wall. How high will the board be able to reach up the wall? If necessary, round to the nearest tenth.
example 2 – simplify: step 1: completely factor both the numerators and denominators of all fractions. step 2: change the division sign to a multiplication sign and flip (or reciprocate) the fraction after the division sign; essential you need to multiply by the reciprocal. step 3 : cancel or reduce the fractions.