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Best Answer austinm, 24 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

Spoiler for If the ropes are at least 500

 

Spoiler for Of course, if we've got that much rope

 

Spoiler for Now if we want to stretch the bounds...

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#1 TimeSpaceLightForce

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

Five balloonist will travel up to a 1000 ft. high plateau to see the sunrise.
Each carry a rope and a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Lbs sandbag so that they ascend
at 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ft/sec respectively.(the hellium balloons are similar)
In order to arrive altogether at the same time to the top they may use the
ropes to pass or exchange their sandbags with the others at any time.
Starting all on the ground, how would they plan the trip with minimum
passes or exchanges?

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

Spoiler for one way

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:17 PM   Best Answer

Spoiler for If the ropes are at least 500

 

Spoiler for Of course, if we've got that much rope

 

Spoiler for Now if we want to stretch the bounds...


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:13 PM

Spoiler for I think


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#5 TimeSpaceLightForce

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:16 AM

All right!


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