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.