# Chain Nailed to the Wall

There is a chain nailed to the wall. The chain is 10 feet long and the center of the chain dips down 5 feet from where each side of the chain is nailed to the wall.

How far are the 2 ends of chain from each other?

### 5 guesses to Chain Nailed to the Wall

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• Taylor Mali

Since the links on each end must be hanging from the same nail, the answer must be . . . no distance at all.

• brent

Probably on the same hook – but consider this.
A chain made up of 5 24″ links hangs from a wall with both ends on the same hook. How low does the lowest link of the chain hang.

• Margot

10 feet…….

• Margot

10 feet….

• Taylor, you are today’s winner!
Both ends are nailed with the same nail, so no distance. In order for the 10 foot chain to dip down 5 feet it must dip 5 feet down and 5 feet up, totaling the length of the chain.