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Even though it was now middle of winter, Jack hauled out his ladder and placed his ladder against the side of the house and began to climb. He had some bad luck when he reached the half-way point. The ground was a frozen sheet of ice and the base of his ladder slipped out and the top slid down the side of the house. Jack, clinging to the center rung, wound up moving from Point A on the side of his house to Point B on the ground.

Describe the path Jack traveled.

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(In reply to re: Solution by Jim)

Since the difference would have to start at 90, then decrease to zero, then increase back to 90, see if this works....

[(sin@)*90]-[(cos@)*90]=angle difference between slopes (take absolute value)

 Posted by Jim on 2004-07-27 16:19:53

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