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Using Pythagoras' theorem the the foot of the ladder should be 12 feet away from the base of the building.

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Q: A painter is painting a mural on a wall. He has a 20-foot ladder. He needs to work on a part of the wall that is 16 feet above the ground. How far from the base of the building should he place the foo?
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