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#1 Writersblock

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:24 PM

Hillary took a trip to Washington D.C. to see the sites. Here's two questions about her trip. See if you can figure them out.

1) Hillary found herself in such a place that she was between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, but could see the reflecting pool, the Washington monument, and the Lincoln memorial all simultaneously unaided and without moving her head. Where must she have been?

2) Hillary approached the pentagon from an unknown direction. Which is more likely, that she saw 2 walls or 3?
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#2 Xspyder

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:29 PM

In a helicopter????
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 11:47 PM

she was standing at the Lincoln Memorial, looking into the reflecting pool, seeing a reflection of the Washington Monument. There was also a penny in the reflecting pool which shows the Lincoln Memorial on the back.
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:32 AM

HA! Both good answers to #1. What about #2?
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:45 AM

2) Hillary approached the pentagon from an unknown direction. Which is more likely, that she saw 2 walls or 3?


I think it is 2 walls would be more likely to see than 3 walls if you took a 360 degree view of it
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#6 Jkyle1980

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:02 AM

Spoiler for Pentagon Approach

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:11 AM

Spoiler for Question 2 is interesting ... my answers are

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:13 PM

I think Bona's right on with his "even odds" answer. Of course as you approach and get closer, you don't "see the forest for the trees" so to speak, so we assume we approach from a distance. Every 36 degrees you change viewing angle, so if you angle of approach is random, you have a 1/1 chance of seeing 2 or 3 walls.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:31 PM

for #1...hillary could be in the lincoln memorial gift shop :D :D
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