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  • Rising tide.

    A ladder hangs over the side of a ship at port.
    The bottom rung is touching the water.
    The rungs are ten inches apart.
    The tide is rising at a rate of 2 1/2 inches per hour.
    How long before the second rung from the bottom is touching the water?

  • #2
    If everything but the tide stays the same, then the second rung won't touch the water.

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    • #3
      With the fact that the ladder is attached to the boat and will rise with the boat on the incoming tide, the tide has no affect on the second rung of the ladder, it will remain at the same height above the water, or in this case 10 inches. I guess that is the long way of saying that Matt is sharp as you stated in the California law question, as he is 1st to answer correctly ! Good job Matt, 99 owes you another cigar !

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bowhunter75richard View Post
        With the fact that the ladder is attached to the boat and will rise with the boat on the incoming tide, the tide has no affect on the second rung of the ladder, it will remain at the same height above the water, or in this case 10 inches. I guess that is the long way of saying that Matt is sharp as you stated in the California law question, as he is 1st to answer correctly ! Good job Matt, 99 owes you another cigar !
        I'd rather have a Boston creme doughnut. Tobacco never did appeal to me.

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        • #5
          Enough of those Boston creme doughnuts will allow you to bounce along on top of the incoming tide also, lol !

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