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**prathima****Member**- Registered: 2013-09-19
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find the length of longest iron rod that can be placed in a room of 40m long, 36m broad and 22√2high

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi prathima;

Oh wait is it 36m not 30, I will recalculate.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi prathima

The rod needs to go diagonally from a bottom corner to the opposite top corner.

Use the 3-D version of Pythagoras' theorem:

Bob

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Here is a shot of the longest possible rod.

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