# 10. A ladder 5 m long is leaning against a wall. The bottom of the ladder is pulled along the ground, away from the wall, at the rate of 2cm/s. How fast is its height on the wall decreasing when the foot of the ladder is 4 m away from the wall?

Let h be the height of the ladder and x be the distance of the foot of the ladder from the wall
It is given  that
We need to find  the rate at  which the height of the ladder decreases
length of ladder(L) = 5m and x = 4m    (given)
By Pythagoras theorem, we can say that

Differentiate on both sides w.r.t.  t

at x = 4

Hence, the rate at which the height of ladder decreases is

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