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A Maypole Problem (Posted on 2006-05-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
During a gale a maypole was broken in such a manner that it struck the ground at a distance twenty feet from the base of the pole.

It was repaired and later broke a second time at a point five feet lower. This time it struck the ground thirty-five feet from the base.

What was the original height of the pole?

See The Solution Submitted by Jer    
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  Subject Author Date
Some ThoughtsBest SolutionAnsh2006-10-07 14:58:50
SolutionSolutionSparsh2006-05-03 09:15:56
Hints/Tipsre: Mayday! Mayday!Vishal Gupta2006-05-02 16:04:26
re: Mayday! Mayday!Charlie2006-05-02 14:24:04
SolutionSolutionBractals2006-05-01 15:33:54
SolutionMayday! Mayday!Jyqm2006-05-01 14:15:59
SolutionLeming2006-05-01 14:15:20
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