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A Car Climb the Side of a House?

The engine in a car weighing 2750 pounds develops 80 horsepower. How many feet would this power lift this car in 1 minute? Could this car climb the side of a house?

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Source: N.J. Lennes' Ptractical Mathematics, 1936, p. 272