# the bottom of a ladder must be placed 5 feet from a building. the ladder is 14 feet long. how far above the ground does the ladder touch the wall?

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[latex]h^2+5^2=14^2\\ h^2+25=196\\ h^2=196-25\\ h^2=171\\ h=3\sqrt{19}[/latex]

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