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Two ways up (Posted on 2002-05-05) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A tower, 200 feet high, has an elevator inside it, and a spiral stairway winding its way around the tower at a constant 30 degree angle with the horisontal.

Given the tower's radius of 10 feet, what is the difference between the distance covered by a person going up in the elevator, versus one climbing the stairs?

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Re: Answer | Comment 2 of 14 |
Post it right here. Just don't give it away in the subject. People who want to read your answer will click the link and see it.
  Posted by levik on 2002-05-06 10:49:13
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