Author Isatubah in Mathematics, 07.23.2018

You have a choice of climbing of three geometrically shaped hills, which are all 10000 feet high. One of the mountains is a perfect cylinder, another is in the form of a cone, and the third looks like the top half of a sphere. Several from the math work teachers have constructed roads that go from the base to the summit(top) of each mountain. All three roads are constructed so that you scale 1 vertical foot each 20 horizontal feet. If you wish to walk the shortest distance from base to summit, which would you choose?

Answered by robdawalt

The cone because the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

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