Posted by **D** on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 11:39pm.

A room has dimensions 2.24 m (height) × 5.30 m × 6.55 m. A fly starting at one corner flies around, ending up at the diagonally opposite corner. (a) What is the magnitude of its displacement? (b) If the fly walks rather than flies, what is the length of the shortest path it can take? (Hint: This can be answered without calculus. The room is like a box. Unfold its walls to flatten them into a plane.)

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