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# A ladder 10 m long reaches a window 8 m above the ground. Find the distance of the foot of the ladder from base of the wall.

Given, a ladder 10 m long reaches a window 8 m above the ground.

Let BA be the wall and AC be the ladder,

Therefore, by Pythagoras theorem,
$$AC^2 = AB^2 + BC^2$$
$$10^2 = 8^2 + BC^2$$
$$BC^2 = 100 – 64$$
$$BC^2 = 36$$
BC = 6m

Therefore, the distance of the foot of the ladder from the base of the wall is 6 m.