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A ladder is leaning against a building so that the distance from the ground to the top of the ladder is 4 feet less than the length of the ladder. Find the length of the ladder if the distance from the bottom of the ladder to the building is 8 feet.

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  1. Use Pythagoras.
    Let me know what you find and how.

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