# The Pole in the Lake

There is a pole in a lake. One-half of the pole is in the ground, another one-third of it is covered by water, and 8 ft is out of the water. What is the total length of the pole in ft?

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There is a pole in a lake. One-half of the pole is in the ground, another one-third of it is covered by water, and 8 ft is out of the water. What is the total length of the pole in ft?

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48 FT

Let xft be height of Pole.

Then x/2-x/3=8

=> 3x-2x=8*6

=> x=48 ft

24 ft.

x/2+x/2*1/3+8=x

x=24

total =x feet

x/2 + x/3 +8 =x

On solving,

x=48 feet

Sorry, its 48 ft

Sorry, 48ft

48m

24ft is the answer.

24m