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    It's that time of the year for H.S. students to take the SAT

    A recent question that often appears in various similar forms:

    The length, width and height of a rectangular solid are 8, 4 and 1, respectively.
    What is the length of the longest line segment whose end points are two vertices of this solid?

    [PS: there's a long way and a short way to solve this problem]
    Last edited by kweaver; 2015-03-26 at 18:50.

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    KW,

    Is this the long way or short way?

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    You have the correct answer (as usual) but while this is the LONG way, it serves as the proof of the short way.

    Last edited by kweaver; 2015-03-29 at 12:11.

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    Sorry, I've got better things to worry about
    Computer Consultant/Technician since 1998 (first PC was Atari 1040STE in 1988).
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    Confuscius said: "no use running harder if you're on the wrong road" and "any problem once correctly understood is already half-solved".

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    Coochin...why did you bother to reply then?

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