A Taut Rope

 The Problem:

 A Container is in the shape of a cuboid, measuring 28 feet long, 12 feet high and 9 feet wide.

 It has fixing points for ropes at various points on its exterior, including at the corners. 

If a rope is tied to opposite corners of this container, and pulled taut - how long will it need to be?

Are there any choices as to across which faces of the container you arrange the rope?

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Last modified: June 18, 2007