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 The Peculiar Pillar (Posted on 2003-04-15)
A pillar 2m tall stands on a square base, 20cm on a side. The peculiar thing about this pillar is that its top, which is parallel to the base, is an equilateral triangle 16cm on a side.

The four edges running the length of the pillar are linear. Two of these edges meet at one corner of the triangle, and the edge of the triangle opposite this vertex is parallel to two edges of the square. All horizontal cross sections have straight edges.

If the pillar is made of basalt (density = 2.8 g/cm^3), what is its total mass?

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 Posted by Charlie on 2003-04-15 05:02:05

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