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Help with a problem
Posted:
Dec 2, 1996 10:34 AM


I have to solve this problem for a calc&mathematica class in school, and being mathematically inept, have no idea where to start. (It must be solved using mathematica). Anyone have some ideas as to where to start?
If two corridors intersect at a corner of a building, one of width 9 ft, one of width 5 ft, what is the length of the longest pole that can be moved around the corner, assuming the pole is unbending? what if the pole can bend a certain # of degrees?
diagram:
______________________  ^    9 ft    _V_______________   5 ft  
if you could carbon copy any responses to my email box (dbortz@uiuc.edu) it would be much apprecitated.
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