Rope Around The Earth

If a piece of rope was tightly wrapped around the earth and you added 3 feet to its length, how high could you uniformly raise it from the earth’s surface?

Just short of 6 inches.

Thanks to Nigel Coldwell for this one.

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1 Comment on "Rope Around The Earth"

Ramon says
May 20, 2023 @ 11:44

Yeah, this is probably the most-ever counterintuitive fact—one that comes from simple maths calculations—that I know of!

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