# Blocks of wood puzzle?

• May 26th 2006, 08:10 AM
Natasha1
Blocks of wood puzzle?
Four identical blocks of wood are placed touching a table in the positions shown.

How high is the table?
• May 26th 2006, 08:34 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Natasha1
Four identical blocks of wood are placed touching a table in the positions shown.

How high is the table?

let the height of the table be $H$, and the height and width of the
blocks be $h$ and $w$ respectivly.

Then we have:

$
96=H+h-w
$

and

$
84=H-h+w
$

$
180=2H
$

so:

$
H=90
$
cm

RonL
• May 26th 2006, 08:42 AM
Natasha1
Simply a genius you are RonL, simply genius! Thanks a million :-)