# Math

a ladder that is 15 feet long leans against a house.the top of the ladder rests against the house at a height of 12 feet .how far from the building is the base of the ladder?

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1. Use the Pythagorean Theorem.

a^2 + b^2 = c^2
12^2 + b^2 = 15^2
144 + b^2 = 225
b^2 = 81
b = 9

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