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# A 16-foot ladder is placed against the side of a building as shown in Figure 1 below. The bottom of the ladder is 8 feet from the base of the building. In order to increase the reach of the ladder against the building, the ladder is moved 4 feet closer to the base of the building, as shown in Figure 2. To the nearest foot, how much farther up the building does the ladder now reach?

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Answer:Subtract 15.49 - 13.86 = 1.63 and then you simplify.