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Foot of a 10 m long ladder leaning against a vertical wall is 6 m away from the base of the wall. Find the height of the point on the wall where the top of

the ladder reaches.

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By applying Pythagoras Theorem,

Height of point on the top where the ladder reaches
= square root of ( 10*10 - 6*6) m
= square root of (100-36) m
= square root of (64) m = 8 m
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