# Math Puzzle? Try answering this. If you have any post it as a reply.

@infinityplus1 (206)

United States

December 10, 2006 12:14pm CST

Math can be fun. I have a question here. Try to answer it. If you have any math puzzles or questions, you can post it as a reply and we all will try to answer.
Q: If you have three idential bricks and a ruler, is it possible to find the length of the brick's diagonal without using any formula, like Pythagoras theorem? How?

1 response

@AKRao24 (21198)

• India

10 Dec 06

Yes ! It can be done ! For that first we need to get the length of the diagonal of rectanglular face of the brick, which can be measured by the ruler !
Now mwasuring the height of the brick, draw an angle with the height of one brick as one of the side and the diagonal calculated earlier as another side.
Join the two sides and the diagonal what you get will be the diagonal of the brick !
Now taking this principle into consideration lay one brick on the ground and put the second brick at one corner of the bottom brick in such a fashion that the height must be or the thickness must be touching the corner of the bottom brick. Now the third brick can be used to have asupport to make the both bricks perpendicular to each other ! now measure the distance between the two ends of the angles thus formed to get the distance of the diagonal of the brick !

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@infinityplus1 (206)

• United States

11 Dec 06

thanks for the reply
at least there is someone interested
you will get the best reply
if anyone has more problems
you can post
i will post new problems as well