
Re: Crossed Ladders Problem (again)
Posted:
Aug 23, 2001 12:58 AM


My GPPari program will solve for the roots, using some type of numerical algorithm to hundreds of thousands of digits. But what I want to know, is the very nature of this problem intrinsically involve a quartic so that no matter how hard we try, it will always pop up?
Just curious about this, as this was one of the problems that I encountered as a junior in High School, that looked so simple.. but then solving it proved rather frustrating.
 Randall

