A math puzzle

- waheguru

A math puzzle

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- waheguru

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- waheguru

Please Don't solve it but guide me through it

- Hero

Hint:
`The problem involves triangles and it not as difficult as you think it is.`

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- anonymous

what's the answer

- waheguru

Just give me a few minutes

- anonymous

i'v got it

- Hero

@TheMind, you sound like you're about to give the answer. Don't do it. Explain it to @waheguru. Help him so that he is able to solve it on his own.

- anonymous

sqroot of (1024+576)=40

- anonymous

hard to do but it's a right angle triangle

- Hero

It's not difficult to explain. You should at least make an attempt to explain it.

- amistre64

you want to bank the spider off of the side rails in such a manner that they add up to a straight line to the fly

- amistre64

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peel open the room like a box, and go stright for the fly

- waheguru

Yea, i made the wrong shape |dw:1346011341797:dw|

- amistre64

you dont play much pool do you ....

- amistre64

the direct route may be shorter tho, just to beeline across the ceiling, while dodging the can of raid

- amistre64

i was thinking of a fire river and shortest route, but theres no fire here is there

- waheguru

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- waheguru

am i right>

- amistre64

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- amistre64

id have to draw it on paper to be sure ....

- waheguru

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- amistre64

yeah, the shortest distance to the fire is a stright line, but if you have to go get water first .....

- waheguru

Its 40

- waheguru

oh

- waheguru

do you have measurements for that question

- waheguru

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- amistre64

no, the river fire usually just asks for the point along the river that makes the shortest distance between start and fire

- amistre64

so, the stright line approach gives me 42 feet to run down11, across 30 and up 1 to the fly

- waheguru

yes

- amistre64

any bank shot produces a hypotenuse that is by default, longer than any of the legs, so longer than 42

- waheguru

Yes, the shortest is the one we found 40

- amistre64

40, or 42?

- waheguru

40

- amistre64

i cant see it as 40, what was the method you employed?

- waheguru

We are talking about the spider and the fly one right ?

- amistre64

correct

- waheguru

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- amistre64

you did not add in the foot away from the walls
24 and 32

- amistre64

oh, and the fly is at the other end of that square, anoter 10 feet

- waheguru

Woops actually the answer to 32 and 24 is 40

- waheguru

No the ordering is right

- amistre64

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