I wanted to write a fluffy, kind of “angsty” story about
@shinyzango ‘s 2D Bendy AU. Honestly, the relationship between Henry and Bendy is too adorable. I haven’t written in a while, so I apologize if this didn’t turn out the way I was intending it to.
Also the reason this is posted so late is because my sleeping schedule has made me unable to sleep until like, 2 in the morning. Dear God, I need to stop sleeping so late.
Anyways, enjoy! Hopefully it wasn’t written to badly.
Assume the earth is a perfect sphere, exactly 25,000 miles around at the equator. There is a rope exactly 25,000 miles long going around the equator flush with the ground.
Then, 10 yards of rope is added to the rope so there is a little slack in it, and the rope is now suspended in a circle around the equator, no longer completely flush with the ground because of the slack.
The question is how much slack is there.
How high is the rope off the ground? Is the rope high enough for an ant to crawl under? A dog to walk under? A person to walk under?
You might think that, compared with a 25,000 mile long rope, 10 extra yards of rope is miniscule and won’t lead to any appreciable slack. But…remember…
The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is pi, around 3.14. If you add 10 yards to the circumference of a circle, that means the diameter increased by about 10 yds/3.14 or a little over 3 yards (about 9-½ feet). If the diameter went up by 9-½ feet, the radius went up by about 4 feet 9 inches. This means that if the circle of rope is stretched out and suspended around the earth, there will be a gap of almost 5 feet between the rope and the earth, enough for a person to walk under. Some will have to duck.