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Thread: Pole in a Lake

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    Smile Pole in a Lake

    There is a pole in a lake.
    One-half of the pole is in the ground,
    another one-third of it is covered by water,
    & 8 ft is out of the water.
    Then,
    What is the total length of the pole in ft?
    Try
    All the Best

    Last edited by admin; 05-24-2009 at 11:05 PM.

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    Re: Pole in a Lake

    The answer is 24 feet...

    I already post this answer one day back...but i dont know where is went....

    Suresh

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    Re: Pole in a Lake

    Sorry Suresh ,U r wrong.....

    Try it again...........


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    Re: Pole in a Lake

    Hi Riju,

    Is it the Answer is 48??

    Thanks


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    Re: Pole in a Lake

    Hi Sheetal,

    It is surely 48 feet only...

    lets say x is the total height of the pole...

    x/2 + x/3 + 8 = x

    (3x+2x+48)/6 = x

    5x+48 = 6x

    x = 48

    Suresh

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    Re: Pole in a Lake

    Hi Friends,

    Absltly right.

    The answer is 48 feet.

    Welldone..........


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    Re: Pole in a Lake

    yes the answer is 48


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