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#1 sk8rkat

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 01:36 AM

A man is walking across a hallway.(Let's say, 5 feet long) If the man is walking at 1 foot each step, and only takes 4 steps, how can he get to the end of the hall successfully?
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 01:44 AM

solution one: he starts one step down the hallway
2: he jumps
3. mabey by one foot each step you mean he uses one of his feet to step each time and his steps can be any length
4. or (someone could explain this better) taking four steps gets him five feet

Edited by TwoaDay, 16 February 2008 - 01:44 AM.

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#3 bonanova

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 02:39 AM

Spoiler for My solution

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 02:42 AM

o thats sorta like my 4th answer it sounds right

sk8terkat can you confirm?
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 02:46 AM

o thats sorta like my 4th answer it sounds right

sk8terkat can you confirm?

Be patient, TwoaDay.
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#6 TwoaDay

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 02:50 AM

i will, and sorry about the extra posts
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#7 sk8rkat

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 03:19 AM

bonanova is correct, but thank you for trying Twoaday!
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 08:41 PM

bonanova is correct, but thank you for trying Twoaday!

TwoaDay anticipated what I said in his [her?] answer #4, which I didn't "get" until I thought my answer through.

We share the glory on this one... ;)
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 09:13 PM

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thanks bonanova
i guess when he steps he must put one foot right infront on the other
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