tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1147784181901427860.post6577006588728484129..comments2019-10-04T04:43:21.495-07:00Comments on The Weekly Riddle: The Catenary ChainCharlie Guthriehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15624106792764866509noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1147784181901427860.post-65656716116102246002010-04-17T06:15:08.885-07:002010-04-17T06:15:08.885-07:00way to bring back the Triangle Inequality Theorem,...way to bring back the Triangle Inequality Theorem, Jon Hopper...Tommy Dickienoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1147784181901427860.post-14969608725541579542010-03-30T19:41:42.290-07:002010-03-30T19:41:42.290-07:00The sum of two sides of a triangle cannot be equal...The sum of two sides of a triangle cannot be equal to or less than the length of the third side. So even if the chain was taut (imagine a weight is pulling down the center, if you will), no side in the resulting isosceles triangle could be 3'.<br /><br />That is, of course, unless the two sides are touching and it is not a triangle at all!<br /><br />Basically, I'm just agreeing with the other two people above me.JonHnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1147784181901427860.post-40676307687739110582010-03-30T16:36:15.495-07:002010-03-30T16:36:15.495-07:00Nice. Yeah I started trying to recall geometry an...Nice. Yeah I started trying to recall geometry and parabolas and discriminants, etc. before realizing that 3+3=6Charlie Guthriehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15624106792764866509noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1147784181901427860.post-75306337121298965302010-03-29T18:44:20.468-07:002010-03-29T18:44:20.468-07:00Zero, sucka! Less of a U shape, more of an I.Zero, sucka! Less of a U shape, more of an I.Rob Stronghttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14761105849790955206noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1147784181901427860.post-81065916423937998082010-03-29T13:51:55.169-07:002010-03-29T13:51:55.169-07:00I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say the ta...I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say the tacks are right next to each other. If the chain is only 6 ft long then it needs to hang half its length to reach 3 ft.<br /><br />A guess but my best guess.P.Espinahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12968166965847136037noreply@blogger.com