How I find the minimum length of the cord?
I figured out how to get the equation however, when I write in MATLAB I cannot seem to get a response since x is an array
This is what I have so far:
%% Problem 10
% Let H1 = x
x = [50:0.1:200];
H1 = x;
% Creating an array that ranges from 50 to 200 with increments of 0.1
% We do this because the image shows us that the length of the cable for
% house1 (H1) cannot be more than 210 ft
% We know want to find the lenght of house2 and 3 (H2 & H3).
% The image shows us that we can form a triangle at the corner of H2 and
% The length between the two is 210 -x and the height of each starting at
% the 210-x length is 80ft
% So we will use the pythagorean theorem to find the missing side for H2
% and H3
% Note that both H2 and H3 have the same dimensions so we will use one
% equation and double it.
% H2= H3= y = sqrt(80^2 + (210-H1)^2)
y = sqrt(80^2 + (210-H1)^2);
% To find the total length
total = H1 + 2* sqrt(80^2 + (210-H1)^2)