A hallway of width 5.8 feet meets a hallway of width 8.73 feet at right angles

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A hallway of width 5.8 feet meets a hallway of width 8.73 feet at right angles.

Find the length of the longest pipe that can be carried level around this corner.

Answer:

The length of the longest pipe is calculated by sqrt[(5.8 +8.73)^2 + (5.8 +8.73)^2] = sqrt[14.53^2 + 14.53^2] = sqrt[439.8578] = 20.97. Almost 21 feet!