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A ladder 17 m long rests against a vertical wall. If the foot of the ladder is 8 m from the foot of the wall, find the distance of the other end of the ladder from the ground.



A

8 m

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B

17 m

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C

15 m

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D

None

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Solution

The correct option is C

15 m


Let BA be the wall and AC be the ladder.
Therefore, by Pythagoras theorem, we have,
AC2=AB2+BC2
172=AB2+82
AB2=28964
AB2=225
AB=15 m
Therefore, the height of the ladder from the ground is 15 m.


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