# Forcing page numbers to ignore large margins

My teacher wants a large space to post comments on my work, so I have placed a bottom margin of 10 cm to pdfLatex. But the problem is that Latex also moves the page numbers up along with the margins so that the page numbers end up almost in the middle of the page. How can I force the page numbers to stick to the bottom of the actual page? My current document looks like:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report}
\usepackage{fixltx2e}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage[pdfborder={1 0 0}]{hyperref}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage[bottom=10cm]{geometry}

\begin{document}
%Lots of work here
\end{document}

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You can set the value of foot when loading geometry. This sets the distance between the text and the footer. For example, setting foot=9cm leaves 9cm between the text and the footer.

So, the following MWE could be what you are looking for:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report}
\usepackage{fixltx2e}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage[pdfborder={1 0 0}]{hyperref}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage[bottom=10cm,foot=9cm]{geometry}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-20]
\end{document}