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The Ladder (Posted on 2003-12-09) Difficulty: 2 of 5
A 3' cube sits on level ground against a vertical wall. A 12' ladder on the same ground leans against the wall such that it touches the top edge of the box.

How far from the wall must the foot of the ladder be, if it is to reach maximum height whilst meeting the foregoing conditions?

See The Solution Submitted by retiarius    
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  Subject Author Date
Some ThoughtsanswerK Sengupta2007-03-16 10:54:55
Solutionshort waylogischer Verstand2004-04-21 21:59:54
re: Another approachRichard2004-02-23 20:56:28
SolutionAnother approachNick Hobson2004-02-23 14:47:09
re: different approachcorey2003-12-14 14:30:30
SolutionSolution: Equation in One UnknownRichard2003-12-09 16:26:15
Solutiondifferent approachScott2003-12-09 15:27:34
Real, Lee ?Penny2003-12-09 13:22:41
re(6): solution - the jokeLee2003-12-09 12:40:44
re(6): solutionBrian Smith2003-12-09 12:08:02
re(5): solutionPenny2003-12-09 12:03:09
SolutionSolutionDJ2003-12-09 11:59:36
SolutionSolutionBrian Smith2003-12-09 11:59:02
re(4): solutionLee2003-12-09 11:52:45
re: solutionCharlie2003-12-09 11:48:29
re(2): solutionCharlie2003-12-09 11:44:03
Some Thoughtsre(3): solutionPenny2003-12-09 11:31:03
re(2): solutionLee2003-12-09 11:21:26
re: solutionPenny2003-12-09 10:58:28
SolutionsolutionSilverKnight2003-12-09 10:45:33
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