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A math puzzle

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  1. waheguru
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  2. waheguru
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    Please Don't solve it but guide me through it

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

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  4. TheMind
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    what's the answer

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  5. waheguru
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    Just give me a few minutes

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  6. TheMind
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    i'v got it

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  7. Hero
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    @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.

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  8. TheMind
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    sqroot of (1024+576)=40

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  9. TheMind
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    hard to do but it's a right angle triangle

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

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  11. amistre64
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    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

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  12. amistre64
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    |dw:1346011245866:dw| peel open the room like a box, and go stright for the fly

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  13. waheguru
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    Yea, i made the wrong shape |dw:1346011341797:dw|

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  14. amistre64
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    you dont play much pool do you ....

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  15. amistre64
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    the direct route may be shorter tho, just to beeline across the ceiling, while dodging the can of raid

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  16. amistre64
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    i was thinking of a fire river and shortest route, but theres no fire here is there

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  17. waheguru
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    |dw:1346011479460:dw|

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  18. waheguru
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    am i right>

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    |dw:1346011563123:dw|

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

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  21. waheguru
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    |dw:1346011639209:dw|

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  22. amistre64
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    yeah, the shortest distance to the fire is a stright line, but if you have to go get water first .....

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  23. waheguru
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    Its 40

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  24. waheguru
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    oh

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  25. waheguru
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    do you have measurements for that question

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    |dw:1346011768855:dw|

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  27. amistre64
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    no, the river fire usually just asks for the point along the river that makes the shortest distance between start and fire

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  28. amistre64
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    so, the stright line approach gives me 42 feet to run down11, across 30 and up 1 to the fly

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  29. waheguru
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    yes

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  30. amistre64
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    any bank shot produces a hypotenuse that is by default, longer than any of the legs, so longer than 42

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  31. waheguru
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    Yes, the shortest is the one we found 40

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  32. amistre64
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    40, or 42?

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  33. waheguru
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    40

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  34. amistre64
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    i cant see it as 40, what was the method you employed?

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  35. waheguru
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    We are talking about the spider and the fly one right ?

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  36. amistre64
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    correct

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  37. waheguru
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    |dw:1346012153813:dw|

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  38. amistre64
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    you did not add in the foot away from the walls 24 and 32

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  39. amistre64
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    oh, and the fly is at the other end of that square, anoter 10 feet

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  40. waheguru
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    Woops actually the answer to 32 and 24 is 40

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  41. waheguru
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    No the ordering is right

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    |dw:1346012299264:dw|

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