chasbeen

Ok so I mastered some maths but I have a genuine problem that if anyone can give me some real insight I would be genuinely pleased.

First here are the minimum requirements before you even attempt this (If your still reading we'll begin)

(1)An understanding of 3D spaces described by x, y, z coordinates (So that you could describe where a flying insect was located in the room). The room has a height of X a width of Y and a depth of Z.

(2)A grasp of Trigonometry and Pythagoras

The problem:

(1)You have a circular flat surface in the room (as described above) but it is not even with the floor (Actually it can be at quite an angle).

(2)The centre of the flat surface is a known height from the floor

(3)You have 2 other points on the circular flat surface where the height from the floor is also known and the distance from them to the centre is also known.

(4)At any point someone comes into the room and fixes a very thin pole on to the uneven (to the floor) circular flat surface. The pole touches the centre of the circular flat surface and extends outwards past the edge and as its length is known.

(5)Assume the pole has no diameter but you can still see it.

How do you calculate the height of the end of the thin pole from the floor?

First here are the minimum requirements before you even attempt this (If your still reading we'll begin)

(1)An understanding of 3D spaces described by x, y, z coordinates (So that you could describe where a flying insect was located in the room). The room has a height of X a width of Y and a depth of Z.

(2)A grasp of Trigonometry and Pythagoras

The problem:

(1)You have a circular flat surface in the room (as described above) but it is not even with the floor (Actually it can be at quite an angle).

(2)The centre of the flat surface is a known height from the floor

(3)You have 2 other points on the circular flat surface where the height from the floor is also known and the distance from them to the centre is also known.

(4)At any point someone comes into the room and fixes a very thin pole on to the uneven (to the floor) circular flat surface. The pole touches the centre of the circular flat surface and extends outwards past the edge and as its length is known.

(5)Assume the pole has no diameter but you can still see it.

How do you calculate the height of the end of the thin pole from the floor?