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Question from James, a parent:

I have a 20' pool and need to put a frame around it using 2by 4 what r the lengths and angle cuts

Hi James,

Look at the diagram in my response to a question from George.The expression you need is

\[s = \frac{d}{1 + \sqrt{2}}\]

where in your case $d = 20$ feet.

For the angles look at my response to a question from Trish.


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