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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 25 Feb '06 13:26
    Part One: Two men get lost whilst walking in the woods. One starts walking northwards, whilst the other heads south. They bump into each other a quarter of an hour later. Explain.

    Part Two: If a man walks due south for 4 miles and then due north for 3 miles, what is the maximum distance he can be from where he started?
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Feb '06 15:24
    Originally posted by derts
    Part One: Two men get lost whilst walking in the woods. One starts walking northwards, whilst the other heads south. They bump into each other a quarter of an hour later. Explain.

    Part Two: If a man walks due south for 4 miles and then due north for 3 miles, what is the maximum distance he can be from where he started?
    Part one I am thrown by the woods thing, no woods at the poles so
    thats out. Part two, 7 miles, he starts 4 miles from the south pole
    and keeps going.
  3. 25 Feb '06 16:06
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Part one I am thrown by the woods thing, no woods at the poles so
    thats out. Part two, 7 miles, he starts 4 miles from the south pole
    and keeps going.
    Part 1: it never said they got lost while together.
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Feb '06 17:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mtthw
    Part 1: it never said they got lost while together.
    AH! Beaky snitch!
    On part two, in a three dimensional sense, the way the neutrino flies,
    its slightly less than 7 miles if you make a straight line between the
    two points, not much though.
  5. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    26 Feb '06 13:47
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    AH! Beaky snitch!

    That's what I thought as well.
  6. 27 Feb '06 01:06
    Originally posted by derts
    Part One: Two men get lost whilst walking in the woods. One starts walking northwards, whilst the other heads south. They bump into each other a quarter of an hour later. Explain.

    Part Two: If a man walks due south for 4 miles and then due north for 3 miles, what is the maximum distance he can be from where he started?
    the woods they were separated at first and walked toward each oher

    walking the farthest would be only one mile