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The Flag Pole

Math brain teasers require computations to solve.

 

Puzzle ID:#20890
Fun:*** (2.19)
Difficulty:*** (2.89)
Category:Math
Submitted By:Sane*****
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



Oh no! Our flag has fallen down from the flag pole (stupid cheap string)! Quick, we need to figure out how much string we need to get it back up there...

The problem is, I don't remember its exact length!

All I can remember is that the pole was built to be exactly 14 times the height of the flag.
The flag's height is equal to the ground to the pulley system.
The string wraps evenly around the pole 4 times.
The string only goes up from the pulley system to the bottom of the flag (the returning string is built into the pole).
The pulley system is attached 1 meter off the ground.
Oh yes, and the diameter of the pole is 10cm.

So quickly! We don't have much time until everyone sees, how much string do we need?


Conversions:

100cm = 1m
2.54cm = 1 inch

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