what is the answer to this math riddle

Reply Sun 12 Oct, 2008 11:33 pm
a 30 foot cable is suspended between the tops of two twenty foot poles on level ground. the lowst point of the cable is five feet above the ground. what is the difference between the two poles?
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2008 12:06 am
@ronald le45,
One pole is blue and the other is red. Of course, I'm guessing.
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2008 08:32 am
@ronald le45,
This type of curve is called a catenary. I was unable to find a simple catenary calculator online, but I got distracted by Wikipedia entries on natural philosophers....
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2008 08:50 am
@ronald le45,
The poles are zero feet apart.
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