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## A Reader's Solution

September 1999

*The first correct solution we received for Puzzle No 8 - The Gobbling Goat was this one from V. Shashidhar.*

*You can see the more detailed PASS Maths solution for a step-by-step explanation of how to tackle the problem.*

The answer to the question is 115.8 metres.

It comes as a root to the equation

(1) |

where metres and is the length of the rope used to tie the goat.

The derivation is as follows (see figure):

This implies equation (1).