# Another geographical puzzle

Acolyte
Posers and Puzzles 29 Sep '02 00:20
1. 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. Jacko
Knock, Knock...?
29 Sep '02 12:30
Earth??

DAvid
3. 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. 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
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. Acolyte
Now With Added BA
12 Oct '02 07:32
It's also called &quot;Another geographical puzzle&quot;. 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. kirksey957
Outkast
12 Oct '02 01:59