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    Interesting X

    I came up with this problem a couple days ago and am yet to find a solution. I'm not altogether sure if it is possible, any insight is much appreciated. The attached image provides a basic overview of the problem. a,b are known and the center line is level. The goal is to find phi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conglo View Post
    I came up with this problem a couple days ago and am yet to find a solution. I'm not altogether sure if it is possible, any insight is much appreciated. The attached image provides a basic overview of the problem. a,b are known and the center line is level. The goal is to find phi.
    What do you mean by "a and b are known?" If you are speaking of lengths, then this problem has no solution as we may set the two lines to be at any angle.

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