It depends... I'd probably feel intimidated by the question if my application was for a job in the HR department...Are all the interview questions that easy?
This ought to be in the Math forum.
Feel free to move (or copy) that post to the place you consider more appropriate.This ought to be in the Math forum.
Oh, I know what a catenary is. And I studied those shapes in college, and the elastic properties of cables when they're hung. But the answer to the problem is much simpler than it appears to be.The shape of the curve is called a catenary and that is a hyperbolic cosine function.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catenary
Well I am stumped. I don't see a simple solution.Oh, I know what a catenary is. And I studied those shapes in college, and the elastic properties of cables when they're hung. But the answer to the problem is much simpler than it appears to be.
Me too. I see graduations along the ground line that appear to be about the same interval as the 10m given for the height of droop above ground, so I would say 80m except the cable is 80m so that can't be right and the scale of the drawing is way off. I don't see the easy answer either.Well I am stumped. I don't see a simple solution.
No.Do you need to know anything about trigonometry or catenary curves to answer it?