For the sake of convenience, I'll say the Earth's circumference is 1 unit.
You leave your house, turn to face east, then travel 1/6 unit in a straight line, you check your
compass to make sure you are going east, then travel 1/6 unit in a straight line, and so on,
travelling along 6 straight lines in total. You are now at exactly 1°N, 1°E. Where did you
I could just be blowin' in the wind here, but it seems to me that if you
traveled 6 x 1/6 (or 1) unit directly East and ended up at 1N,1E that
you would have to have begun at 1N,0E. Does that make sense?
It's also called "Another geographical puzzle". I've just bumped it to the top of the forum;
the only replies I got for it were a while ago and consisted of an argument about what
'straight line' meant.