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Moving Day (Posted on 2004-05-26) Difficulty: 3 of 5
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A large panel needs to be moved through a corridor, the panel is tall as the corridor. The corridor is A feet wide before a right angle turn, after the turn, it is B feet wide. What is the maximum length of the panel that can pass through this corner.

Overhead view of the hallway:

+------------+---
|           /   |
|          /    |B ft
|         /     |
|        /+------
|       / |
|      /  |
|     /   |
|    /    |
|   /     |
|  /      |
| /       |
|/        |
+<-A ft-->|

See The Solution Submitted by Brian Smith    
Rating: 3.8333 (6 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
re: I get a different answer than that of FK and Jer!.ajosin2005-03-17 04:02:29
I get a different answer than that of FK and Jer!.ajosin2005-03-17 03:51:16
Hints/Tipsexplainingketter2005-01-21 10:56:43
Solutionmy solutionketter2005-01-21 10:47:58
Solutionrewrite of my solution (what symbols?)lake2004-10-26 16:48:45
re moving daylake2004-10-21 15:20:19
Some Thoughtsre: my solutionDanny2004-06-07 10:46:45
my solutionbecca2004-06-07 01:10:08
Some Thoughtsre: Intuitive (errata)Elisabeth2004-06-04 08:33:00
Some ThoughtsIntuitiveElisabeth2004-06-03 18:50:40
re(3): Generalize.to SK.SilverKnight2004-06-03 01:12:47
re(2): Generalize.to SK.joe2004-06-02 22:18:10
re: Generalize..SilverKnight2004-06-02 13:43:33
Generalize..joe2004-06-01 23:06:48
re: Agreement with F.K. - FixedJer2004-05-28 08:59:28
re: Agreement with F.K. -- symbols not coming out too wellCharlie2004-05-27 21:54:37
SolutionSilverKnight's suggestionFederico Kereki2004-05-27 12:42:19
Agreement with F.K.Jer2004-05-27 10:16:11
Some Thoughtsre(2): Full Solutione.g.2004-05-27 10:02:20
Some Thoughtsre: stars on 45Danny2004-05-27 08:05:06
Some Thoughtsre: stars on 45e.g.2004-05-27 07:59:13
stars on 45Lee2004-05-27 00:39:42
re(2): Full SolutionSilverKnight2004-05-26 16:06:25
re: Full SolutionCharlie2004-05-26 15:55:59
DOH!Danny2004-05-26 15:22:00
Solutionre: Full SolutionFederico Kereki2004-05-26 15:00:20
re(2): pythagorean solutionDanny2004-05-26 14:56:32
Full SolutionSilverKnight2004-05-26 14:28:31
Solutioncalcluelessrixar2004-05-26 14:26:44
Some Thoughtsre: pythagorean solutionFederico Kereki2004-05-26 14:24:56
Solutionpythagorean solutionDanny2004-05-26 14:20:15
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