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Topic: Ladder against a box problem
Replies: 6   Last Post: Jun 20, 2014 5:14 PM

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Dave Rove

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Re: Ladder against a box problem
Posted: Jun 20, 2014 12:15 PM
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Got it.

The equations also describe a situation where a 1m square-section object
is buried against a wall so that its top is level with the ground and the
ladder is pushed up the wall and across the top of the object until it is
in line with the bottom corner of the object. The negative solution is
the negative of the height of the ladder up the wall and the other
solution is the distance of the bottom of the ladder from the wall.

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