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A ladder is 25 ft long. The ladder needs to reach to a window that is 24 ft above the ground. How far away from the building should the bottom of the ladder be placed?

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    24^2 + b^2 = 25^2

    576 + b^2 = 625

    b^2 = 625 - 576

    b^2 = 49

    b = 7 feet

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