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Around the bend (Posted on 2004-03-13) Difficulty: 2 of 5
What is the longest pole I can swing around the 90 corner of a hallway of unit width?

For the simplicity of this problem, the pole must be kept exactly horizontal, while maneuvering it.

  Submitted by SilverKnight    
Rating: 2.5000 (4 votes)
Solution: (Hide)
2√2 -- see here the solution for a more general problem; setting a=b=1 produces the given result.

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  Subject Author Date
answerK Sengupta2007-05-12 13:49:22
answer?jas2004-03-14 10:51:47
My answer is....Penny2004-03-14 08:44:29
QuestionIt seems to me...Benjamin J. Ladd2004-03-13 23:48:24
SolutionNon-calculus solutionNick Hobson2004-03-13 18:36:53
re: and if...Sam2004-03-13 17:02:09
Solutionand if...Larry2004-03-13 10:56:59
SolutionI'm thinking...Larry2004-03-13 10:46:44
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