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Posted by **andy** on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 5:00am.

the other mountain is 3000ft high

what is the lenghtof the cableto link the two mountains

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**drwls**, Friday, September 25, 2009 at 6:29amThe cable has to rise 2000 feet over a horizontal distance of 5000 feet. The cable would be the hypotenuse of a triangle with those sides, if it were a straight line. However, the cable will have to sag a lot due to its weight and that of the car.

This is not a well thought out problem.

The answer they probably are looking for is

sqrt[(2000)^2 + (5000)^2]

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