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#1 ujjagrawal

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:51 AM


In a rectangular box, with length 30 inches and height and width 12 inches, an ant is located on the middle of one side 1 inch from the bottom of the box.


There is a drop of honey at the opposite side of the box, on the middle of one side, 1 inch from the top.


What is the shortest distance the ant would need to crawl to get the honey?


Here is a picture that illustrates the position of the ant and the honey.


puzzle-ant-honey.png


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#2 ujjagrawal

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:46 PM

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:39 PM

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:41 PM

Wow, nice one MikeD, care to explain ?
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#6 bhramarraj

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

Wow, nice one MikeD, care to explain ?

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Could it be so simple....? I think there should be some complexity.....! Still trying to work out......!
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#7 fabpig

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:50 PM

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You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious,  nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.  Sydney Smith.


#8 MikeD

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

My first answer was totally wrong. I blame my flu meds.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:11 PM

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:11 PM

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You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious,  nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.  Sydney Smith.





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