Problem 2
The great Chinese wall is said to be 1500 miles long, 20 ft. high, 15 ft wide at the top, and 25 ft. wide at the bottom. If it were possible to build with this material a wall around the earth at the equator, of a uniform thickness of 4 ft., how high could it be made? (The equator is approximately 24,900 miles long.)
 

Solution 2

 
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