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## #1 2014-04-12 14:51:07

prathima
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Registered: 2013-09-19
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### mensuration

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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## #2 2014-04-12 19:04:58

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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### Re: mensuration

Hi prathima;

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

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #3 2014-04-12 19:07:26

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
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### Re: mensuration

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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## #4 2014-04-12 20:11:06

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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### Re: mensuration

Hi;

Here is a shot of the longest possible rod.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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