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Goat

A goat is placed in a half-acre meadow, that is in shape an equilateral triangle. 
It is tethered to a post at one corner of the field. 

What should be the length of the tether (to the nearest inch) in order that the goat shall be able to eat just half the grass in the field? It is assumed that the goat can feed to the end of the tether.

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