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Rods,poles and perches 2018-05-13
From roy:
i have some land and its measured in rods poles and perches
how cann i convert to understand it more

Answered by Penny Nom.
Jack and Jill climb two poles 2015-02-02
Two vertical poles are 3 meters apart. Jack is climbing one pole while Jill climbs the other. If the distance between Jack and Jill is 5 meters, how much higher is Jill than John?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The height of a flagpole 2011-12-07
From Grail:
at a certain point the angle of elevation of the top of a flagpole which stands on a level ground is 35 degree. 75 ft. nearer the pole, the angle of elevation is 50 degree. How high is the pole
Answered by Penny Nom.
The height of a flag pole 2011-11-21
From Micah:
A flagpole stands vertically at the edge of a roof of a building 200 ft high. the angle of elevation of the pole from a point 100 ft from the bottom of the building is 67 degrees. Find the length of the pole in meters.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of a telephone pole 2009-08-11
From robert:
12.5"@ base x 7" @ top and 40' height. How would I find the volume in cubic feet for a telephone pole with these dimensions?
Answered by Harley Weston.
The volume of a tapered pole 2009-08-09
From robert:
what is the formula to use to come up with cubic feet in a tapered pole
Answered by Harley Weston.
Height of a Flag Pole 2009-06-26
From Jake:
Can anyone answer this I am very stumped. The flagpole on the roof of a Chocolate Factory is 13 cm in diameter and a perfect cylinder. If one end of a 2300-cm-long string is attached to the top of the flagpole, and wraps around the flagpole exactly 16 times before ending at the bottom of the flagpole, how tall is the flagpole? Need answer by Wednesday
Answered by Penny Nom.
In the shadow of a flagpole 2009-01-22
From La:
How fast is the length of the shadow of an 18 foot flagpole growing when the angle of elevation of the sun is 45 degrees and is decreasing at a rate of 10 degrees per hour?
Answered by Harley Weston.
How high is the flagpole? 2008-12-02
From michael:
100 m from the base of a flagpole the angle of elevation of the top of the flagpole is 7degree 16'12".how high is the flagpole
Answered by Harley Weston.
A flagpole and a yardstick 2008-11-07
From Wanda:
One boy holds a yardstick vertically at a point 40 feet from the base of the flagpole. The other boy backs away from the pole to a point where he sights the top of the pole over the top of the yardstick. If his position is 1 ft 9 in from the yardstick and his eye level is 2 ft above the ground, find the height of the flagpole.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A flagpole and a statue 2008-02-09
From Krista:
A flagpole casts a ten meter (m) shadow at the same time as a six metre (m) statute beside it casts a two metre shadow. What is the height of the flagpole??
Answered by Steve La Rocque and Penny Nom.
A flagpole and a telescope 2007-06-04
From Fabiola:
A telescope is mounted on a tripod 5 ft above the ground and 20 ft from a flagpole. The telescope must be rotated 48 from horizontal to see the top of the flagpole. How tall is the flagpole?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
A pole 22 5/6 feet long is broken in two 2006-05-19
From Kenneth:
A pole 22 5/6 feet long is broken in two. One piece is 2 3/4 feet longer than the other. What is the length of each piece?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Find the height of the pole 2005-03-22
From Dorothy Jean:
From the top of a building 70ft.high, the angle of elevation of the top of the pole is 11.2 degrees. From the bottom of the building the angle of elevation of the top of the pole is 33.4 degrees. Find the (a) height of the pole and (b) the distance from the building.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Napoleon's theorem 2004-02-27
From David:
How do i prove this : For any triangle, if you make 3 equillateral triangles using the sides of the the original triangle, the central points of the 3 tringles another triangle that is equillateral.z
Answered by Chris Fisher and Penny Nom.
A pole next to a building 2001-02-20
From Robert L. Haun:
A pole 100 feet tall is erected next to a building 10' X 10' X 10' . Object is to cut off the pole so the upper end remains touching the part cut off, while the cut-off portion touches the cutoff point, the edge of the building and the ground. Note assume the pole is touching the building and is "very thin" What is/are the cutoff points?
Answered by Penny Nom.



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