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Topic: Crossed Ladders Problem (again)
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Randall Rathbun

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





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