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Just Hangin' around (Posted on 2019-06-14) Difficulty: 3 of 5
There are two vertical poles, one of height 100 feet and the other 70 feet, positioned a horizontal distance of 80 feet apart on level ground. A rope of length 100 feet connects the tops of the two poles. A weight, placed on the rope so that it can slide freely along it, is allowed to come to rest.

Find the horizontal distance of the weight from the 100 feet pole and the vertical distance from the ground.

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(In reply to just a thought by Charlie)

Or, maybe the intent is to assume the rope has negligible mass vs. the weight itself.  Then one could assume that the rope, with weight attached, would form straight lines back to each pole?
  Posted by Kenny M on 2019-06-14 11:20:53

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