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A Room with a View

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Being in a room opposite to the side of a window, the bottom of which was just the height of my eye, I observed that up to the edge of the window I could see 42 courses of bricks in a wall on the opposite side of the street; but moving towards the window 5 yards, I found that I could see 72 courses. What is the height of the window, supposing the breath of the street to be 12 yards, and 4 courses of brickwork to the foot in height? (Ladies Diary, England, 1790) Click here to reveal the answer

"A Room with a View," Loci (March 2005)

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