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Ladder problem
Posted:
Mar 1, 1993 11:51 AM


I have a mathematical problem for people who can write out equations without using expensive calculators or computers. The situation is: there is a floor and a wall. In the corner is a box (dim. 1mtr, 1mtr, 1mtr). Against the wall and the box is a ladder (length 7mtr.). The problem: what is the height of the point the ladder touches the wall?
    _ / \ /   /   /   /  } How big is this distance? /_____  /    / box   /  



