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You see a Pole sticking out of a river.
You are told the following facts about the pole;
- One half of the pole is in the ground,
- Another one third is covered by water and
- Eight feet is out of the water.
What is the total length of the pole in feet?
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lets say x is the total height of the pole…
x/2 + x/3 + 8 = x
(3x+2x+48)/6 = x
5x+48 = 6x
x = 48
Therefore, Total length of pole is 48 feet.