Four identical blocks of wood are placed touching a table in the positions shown.

How high is the table?

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- May 26th 2006, 07:10 AMNatasha1Blocks 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, 07:34 AMCaptainBlackQuote:

Originally Posted by**Natasha1**

blocks be $\displaystyle h$ and $\displaystyle w$ respectivly.

Then we have:

$\displaystyle

96=H+h-w

$

and

$\displaystyle

84=H-h+w

$

Now add the two equations:

$\displaystyle

180=2H

$

so:

$\displaystyle

H=90

$cm

RonL - May 26th 2006, 07:42 AMNatasha1
Simply a genius you are RonL, simply genius! Thanks a million :-)