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If a wall is 6th tall and a ladder is leaning against it. The ladder is 8th tall, how far apart is is the base of the ladder away from the wall?

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  1. a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    6^2 + b^2 = 8^2
    36 + b^2 = 64
    b^2 = 64 - 36
    b^2 = 28
    b = 5.29

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