- 13 Apr '03 22:39

it looks something like this right?*Originally posted by royalchicken***No....not 6x6...how did you solve it...possibly you have just made a small error.**

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2 - T - - 4

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with the T for the

treasure and the - for a mile and a # for where the # would come from to get there - 13 Apr '03 22:43

Distances from corners. Measured on diagonals. 4 > 3.*Originally posted by UncleAdam***it looks something like this right?**

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treasure and the - for a mile and a # for where the # would come from to get there - 16 Apr '03 01:16 / 1 edit

Erm...you have two triangles, one having sides of length 2, 3, x, and the other 3, 4, x. (X is side of square.) Finding the areas of each triangle and noting y^+z^2 = 9 (where y and z are the heights of these triangles) gives:*Originally posted by Phlabibit***2 tangent circles of 2 miles and 4 miles intersect about 3.162 miles from either remaining corners. Area of said square is 17.9999. Math never works!**

x^4 - 20x^2 + 37 =0

or x^2 = 10 + 3*Sqrt(7).

There are 8 possible places, four corners, two directions. - 16 Apr '03 20:24

I hope you use your Math for all that is good and right!*Originally posted by royalchicken***Erm...you have two triangles, one having sides of length 2, 3, x, and the other 3, 4, x. (X is side of square.) blah blah blah.... gives:**

x^4 - 20x^2 + 37 =0

or x^2 = 10 + 3*Sqrt(7).

There are 8 possible places, four corners, two directions.

Yes, 8 locations it is. If you care, check it out.

www.riwire.com/images/8treasures.jpg