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Where's the F@*&$^# is the Road pt. 2


Best Answer TimeSpaceLightForce, 23 April 2013 - 06:05 PM

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#1 BMAD

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:36 AM

After parachuting into the woods at night, you land right next to a sign that says : "Road: One Mile." But it has fallen over, and there's no way to know what direction the road is. Describe the shortest path you might take that will guarantee reaching (touching) the road. (You can't see the road until you reach it!) What's the maximum distance you might walk on your path?

 

The only difference, is that you know for a fact that wherever the road is, it is definitely a straight line.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:35 AM

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

Spoiler for Rationale for brute force solution

There is a shorter path


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:26 PM

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

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Much closer but there is still an even shorter path.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:07 PM

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:05 PM   Best Answer

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:28 PM



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Nice! Can't beat the shoe lace approach. The total path comes to

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:52 PM

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very very close.  and welcome!


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