One third of a bamboo is buried in mud, one sixth of it is in water and the part above the water is greater than or equal to 3 metres. Fimd the length of the shortest pole.

Asked by sudeepguptaa | 15th May, 2018, 03:49: PM

Expert Answer:

Let length of the bamboo pole be y m
Part buried in mud is y/3 m
Part in water is y/6 m
Total part buried in mud and water is y/3 + y/6 = 3y/6 = y/2 m
According to the question,
y/2 + 3 = y
y/2 = 3
y = 6 m
The length of the shortest pole is 6 m.

Answered by Sneha shidid | 16th May, 2018, 09:05: AM