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Topic: Rugby Problem
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Al Cuoco

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Rugby Problem
Posted: Oct 18, 1993 11:14 AM
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Here's a problem I picked up at a recent conference:

In rugby, there are two goal posts, G1 and G2.

| | |
| G1 G2

There's a kicker at point P, somewhere on line L,
which is perpendicular to the line through G1
and G2. Where should P be to maximize the angle
G1PG2 (in other words, the best scoring position)?
Al Cuoco
Education Development Center, Inc.

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