# SOLUTION: I'm 39 years old, this question is for my own knowledge. If I putt a golf ball through a hole that is 2 inches wide from three feet away, how wide would that hole have to be to

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Geometry Word Problems Question 597207: I'm 39 years old, this question is for my own knowledge. If I putt a golf ball through a hole that is 2 inches wide from three feet away, how wide would that hole have to be to allow the ball through at 6 feet away?Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!this is similar to projecting a shadow on a wall at twice the distance, the shadow is twice as large so, a 4in hole at 6ft is comparable to a 2in hole at 3ft for your own knowledge -- according to wikipedia, the diameter of a golf ball is 1.68 in ___ if you're putting through a hole (as opposed to "into" a hole in the ground) this means the clearance at 2in is .32in ___ a 4in hole has 2.32in of clearance (7 times as much) ___ when putting into a cup (on a real course), as long as the center of the ball catches the inside of the cup, you're in ___ through a hole means the the outside of the ball must be inside the hole (see comments on clearance) aren't you glad you asked?