# Related Rates - Ladder

- Author:
- Jason Slowbe

A 13 ft ladder is leaning vertically against a wall. If the bottom of the ladder slides away from the wall at a rate of 2 feet per second, how fast is the top of the ladder sliding down the wall when the base of the ladder is 5 feet away from the wall?

Early in time, describe how quickly the top of the ladder is falling? As time passes, how does the speed of the top of the ladder change?