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# Pole in lake

### #61

Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:33 AM

*The place where peace begins is within oneself. by Slick*### #62

Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:47 AM

### #64

Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:06 AM

1/3 the pole is in the water 1/3=2/6

8ft of the pole is above the water

1=6/6

6/6 - 3/6 - 2/6 = 1/6

8ft = 1/6 of the pole

8ft x 6 = 48ft

the pole is 48ft long

### #65

Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:21 AM

### #66

Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:17 PM

real quick explanation:

turn the fractions into percentages

1/2 = 50%

1/3 = 33%

50% + 33% = 83%

17% of the pole is above water

8 / .17 = 47.058823529411764705882352941176

just depends on what value you are gonna round to

### #67

Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:45 PM

The wording is strange and makes you think why not just say '8 feet are in the air' if in the air is what you meant? Really, only because 'in the air' is not what is meant. What IS meant is that 8ft is not in the water, exactly as stated. If not in the water, where can it be? In the ground, or in the air. So we know:

3/6 = in ground

2/6 = in air

4/6 = 8 feet

So the entire pole = 12 feet.

### #68

Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:09 PM

The answer is 48feet. If you have a different answer, check one of the above skill sets. In the spirit of this website, should we rewrite the OP's to suit obscure interpretations? The "and" preceeding the 8 feet connects this phrase to the "another" following the comma, therefore the 8 feet is not part of the original 50% in the ground. [So common sense and grammar win out over obscure interpretation.] This one is a word problem, not so much a trick question which would beg for effort to look for hidden clues.

### #69

Posted 01 May 2008 - 10:57 PM

Chuck Norris swam out into the water and removed the pole, and with his mighty strength he roundhouse kicked the pole into outerspace. Hence removing the issue of how much is sticking where."WORD" "PROBLEMS" require skill sets as both grammartician and mathematician. [with a little [un]common sense thrown in.]

The answer is 48feet. If you have a different answer, check one of the above skill sets. In the spirit of this website, should we rewrite the OP's to suit obscure interpretations? The "and" preceeding the 8 feet connects this phrase to the "another" following the comma, therefore the 8 feet is not part of the original 50% in the ground. [So common sense and grammar win out over obscure interpretation.] This one is a word problem, not so much a trick question which would beg for effort to look for hidden clues.

### #70

Posted 09 May 2008 - 01:20 AM

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