There is a pole in a lake. One half of the pole is in the ground, another one third is covered by water and eight feet is out of the water. What is the total length of the pole in feet?

The answer is 48.
As the problem states, 1/2 (or 3/6) of the pole is in the ground, another 1/3 (or 2/6) of the ENTIRE LENGTH is in the water, the remainder, being 1/6, is 8 feet. 8X6 = 48.
If

Okay, i'm really not sure how this became so hard.
1/2 = 3/6
1/3 = 2/6
3/6 + 2/6 = 5/6
8ft of the pole = 1/6 of its total length.
8 x 6 = 48ft.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this seems li

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The answer is 48. As the problem states, 1/2 (or 3/6) of the pole is in the ground, another 1/3 (or 2/6) of the ENTIRE LENGTH is in the water, the remainder, being 1/6, is 8 feet. 8X6 = 48. If

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What happened to all of you? why are you so confused with a primary school math problem

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Okay, i'm really not sure how this became so hard. 1/2 = 3/6 1/3 = 2/6 3/6 + 2/6 = 5/6 8ft of the pole = 1/6 of its total length. 8 x 6 = 48ft. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this seems li

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