From: kaplanr@cs.brandeis.edu (Robert Kaplan)
Newsgroups: sci.math
Subject: Fun Geometry: will the sofa fit into the elevator?
Date: 2 Apr 1997 07:22:58 GMT
Keywords: geometry
This is a tricky geometry question:
Q: Can you get the sofa into the elevator and close the door?
Sofa dimensions: 86 long x 38 deep x 36 tall (assume worse case
in which the sofa is a simple box with those 3 dimensions)
Elevator door opening: 83.5 high x 36 wide
Elevator cab inside: 87.5 high x 47 deep x 72 wide
Bonus questions:
1. How much will the sofa have to be tipped to get it inside (the
angle)?
2. How much will it need to be tipped, if at all, in order
to close the door on the elevator?
3. How much leeway will there be?
4. What's the largest sofa that can fit into the elevator?
5. Show your work.
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