# How will Ted ship the fishing rod to Peter without breaking the rules?

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Peter ordered a fishing rod online from Ted.

Unfortunately, Peter lives in a very remote part and the import rules there forbid any package longer than 4 feet to be imported.

The fishing rod was exactly 4 feet and 1 inch, just a little too long.

How will Ted ship the fishing rod to Peter without breaking the rules?
The fishing rod is one piece and Peter wants the fishing rod to arrive in one piece!

posted Jun 28, 2016

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take the box of dimensions 4-feet by 4-feet; keep the rod inside, it will fit diagonally inside the box, with room to spare

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