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### #1 Mihir

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:08 AM

I have got one which think will be too easy for you

There is a boat in the sea. It has a ladder (to get on and off) withs six rungs. Each being 1 inch thick and 1 feet apart.During the neap tide all rungs are above water.At the spring tide (Highest) the water level increases by 7 1/2 feet.

SO AT THAT TIME, HOW MANY RUNGS WILL BE ABOVE AND BELOW THE WATER?
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### #2 puzzled

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:26 AM

Question: How high above the water is the lowest part of the ladder during neap tide?
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### #3 Maximus

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:03 PM

I guess the first rung is 1 foot above the water, as there is never a rung at the very bottom of a ladder, but a gap.

I must have gone wrong in my maths somwhere beccause i worked it out as all rungs will be below the water level :S and that the very top of the ladder is inline witht the water level?
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### #4 rookie1ja

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 02:20 PM

nice one, however, it's already posted ... check puzzle called Ship Ladder

looking forward to new puzzles ... this thread is locked
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