Subject: A simply looking problem
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 96 17:27:19 -0800
From: Student

Hi.. I would like to know if you are familiair with the next problem:

2 poles are set up in an alley. one pole is 5 metres, the other 4

like this:

]       [
]       [
]      /[
]\    / [
] \  /  [
]   /   [
]  / \  [
] /   \ [
]/_____\[

the hight at witch they cross each other is 3 metres..

Q: what is the width of the alley??

This has been puzzling me for 3 months now, and I'm starting to get very desperate.. (sick of it actually..) Nobody seems to know the answer (not numerical obtained) Could you help me with this??

Volker Min
student Electric Engeneering
Twente University
the Netherlands

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