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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    29 Sep '02 00:20
    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
    start?
  2. Donation Jacko
    Knock, Knock...?
    29 Sep '02 12:30
    Earth??

    DAvid
  3. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    29 Sep '02 16:20
    Sorry, I didn't use the right numbers. I'll post again when I've come up with one where the
    numbers come out nicely.
  4. 11 Oct '02 16:26
    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?

    Coyote
  5. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    11 Oct '02 22:21
    No, that's not the answer. Ignore this thread, I have posted a similar problem that has a
    sensible answer.
  6. 12 Oct '02 05:29
    I don't see the new post. For some reason it's not appearing for me.
    Can you tell me what you called it? Better yet, give me the web
    address, if you know it, and I'll just go directly to it. Thanks.

    Coyote
  7. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    12 Oct '02 07:32
    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.
  8. Donation kirksey957
    Outkast
    12 Oct '02 01:59
    Your house? Kirk