All about flooble | fun stuff | Get a free chatterbox | Free JavaScript | Avatars    
perplexus dot info

Home > Shapes > Geometry
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    
Rating: 2.5000 (2 votes)

Comments: ( Back to comment list | You must be logged in to post comments.)
re: Mayday! Mayday! | Comment 4 of 7 |
(In reply to Mayday! Mayday! by Jyqm)

The wikipedia article on the maypole shows one in Munich (the second depicted pole) that looks about that height.
  Posted by Charlie on 2006-05-02 14:24:04

Please log in:
Remember me:
Sign up! | Forgot password

Search body:
Forums (0)
Newest Problems
Random Problem
FAQ | About This Site
Site Statistics
New Comments (4)
Unsolved Problems
Top Rated Problems
This month's top
Most Commented On

Copyright © 2002 - 2018 by Animus Pactum Consulting. All rights reserved. Privacy Information