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 Moving Day (Posted on 2004-05-26)
An easier version of this puzzle is here.

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.

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

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

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 re: pythagorean solution | Comment 2 of 31 |
(In reply to pythagorean solution by GOM)

Two points:

First, it can be longer, so probably it was meant "The shortest it can be..."

And second, a proof that the minimum occurs at 45 degrees is certainly needed...
 Posted by Federico Kereki on 2004-05-26 14:24:56

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