Briefly

The rope between the sticks

The rope between the sticks

We have two sticks that measure 12 meters high each, at the top end of each stick there is a tied rope that measures 20 meters and goes from the first to the second stick. This rope is hung, so that its lowest point is at a distance of two meters from the ground.

What distance exists between the two sticks?

Solution

Since the rope is two meters from the ground, it means that both sticks are together and the rope hangs vertically. The formula is as follows: 2 (12 - 2) = 20 meters.