What's the true water level?

sonhouse
Posers and Puzzles 04 Nov '10 15:55
1. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
09 Nov '10 16:33
Originally posted by AThousandYoung
Wow, all that AND one edit!
2. joe shmo
Strange Egg
10 Nov '10 05:11
Originally posted by sonhouse
Wow, all that AND one edit!
so, Im assuming you agree now?
3. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
11 Nov '10 03:161 edit
Originally posted by joe shmo
so, Im assuming you agree now?
I know where I went wrong conceptualize wise:
If you visualize a rectangle, add triangles to each end with top of triangle parallel to top line so top of rectangle is longer than bottom, and line connecting to bottom of rectangle, if you think of the triangle as a flap, I was running the diagonal line closed from the bottom, forcing water level up. The true way to look would be to open the diagonal line down and out, making a new rectangle the same height but a bit longer and thus forcing the water level down. I persisted in viewing it the first way where the water level would rise. It took a while but I think I have it now. The new water level could be done geometry wise also I think. A single picture would be worth a thousand words eh.
4. joe shmo
Strange Egg
11 Nov '10 14:40
Originally posted by sonhouse
I know where I went wrong conceptualize wise:
If you visualize a rectangle, add triangles to each end with top of triangle parallel to top line so top of rectangle is longer than bottom, and line connecting to bottom of rectangle, if you think of the triangle as a flap, I was running the diagonal line closed from the bottom, forcing water level up. The tru ...[text shortened]... l could be done geometry wise also I think. A single picture would be worth a thousand words eh.
yeah, a few pictures would have cleared it up far more efficiently. ðŸ™‚ðŸ™‚