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Getting Sheepish (Posted on 2003-11-12) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Within a farmer's pastures, there is a one-acre tract of land shaped like a right triangle. At the midpoint of the hypotenuse is a post, to which a dog is tethered with just enough rope to reach the endpoints of the hypotenuse. There are also posts at the midpoints of the legs of the triangle; to each of which is tethered a sheep with just enough rope to reach the endpoints of its respective leg of the triangle.

How much space do the sheep have to graze in (collectively) without having to worry about the dog reaching them?

No Solution Yet Submitted by DJ    
Rating: 4.1818 (11 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
re: SolutionCharlie2003-11-15 22:09:39
SolutionBenjamin J. Ladd2003-11-15 07:03:18
re: solutionJason2003-11-13 21:31:36
solutionMinion1232003-11-13 00:12:47
SolutionMathematical / Graphical Solutionnikki2003-11-12 17:33:15
SolutionIn generality--not assuming one caseCharlie2003-11-12 15:12:18
re: not quite completeSilverKnight2003-11-12 15:06:22
not quite completeCory Taylor2003-11-12 14:58:36
SolutionSolution - shoulda labeled it as suchSilverKnight2003-11-12 14:43:37
SolutionNo SubjectSilverKnight2003-11-12 14:43:13
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