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#11 ChocolateDymand1

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 07:34 PM

they both were standing on the the deck of the ship which are oposite sides look at each other, which mean they were standing across from each other.
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#12 Assassinator

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 01:01 PM

Sailor thats facing east on west and vice versa... Boat is see through/made of nothing but glass
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#13 BoilingOil

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:55 AM


They must be on the two ends of the ship..And the ship is sailing east to west (or west to east)..

--->looks east <-----looks west

------> ship sailing west to east.

isn't it ?



No!
The marines are standing on opposite SIDES of the ship, not ends!
Hence they need to be sailing anywhere BUT east to west or vice versa!

Pick any two points on opposite sides of the ship and draw a line between them.
Now put that line on the east/west axis.

Providing that there is room for these marines to see each other, they could be travelling in almost any direction!

QED!




That's VERY shaky! If they were on opposite SIDES, then one was at port and the other at starboard. If the one on the west side was looking east and vice versa, AND they would clearly see eachother (the riddle says they saw eachother VERY WELL), that would mean they saw eachother ACROSS THE DECK (which is the shortest distance), and the ship could only be going straight north or south.


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#14 tamil

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 10:52 AM

two marines were standing on two different ships,one facing and other facing west....so they were actually facing each other and thus could see each other clearly
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#15 cinnamon817

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:14 PM

the sailor on the west is looking to the east seeing the sailor on the east who is looking to the west.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:36 PM

Did ANYONE ELSE consider the life-raft? If you think about that, you will see that the answer really is:
If the ship aft (back) is pointing towards the south pole, and the bow is pointed towards the north pole, and 1 marine is standing around (not working) looking towards the east, and is standing on the west side of the ship, happens to see another marine standing on the east side of the ship while he is looking westward. But because of the time it takes for light to travel from one marine to the other, both marines are "seeing" a different marine. Which is where the life-raft comes in. So both marines are standing on the life-raft, taking a gander at the other. But everyone knows you cant stand in a life-raft, so it sinks really quickly. THUS, the marines are standing on either side of a life-raft, seeing each other, closely (time/light/distance factor is much faster than on a large ship), but for only for a second because it sinks. Maybe they should have been working, instead.
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#17 hipowertech

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 11:35 PM

The difficulty with wich some people go about trying to solve some of these riddles is more interesting than the riddle itself.

here's the real question,
Could one marine on a ship in the pacific ocean be east of another marine on a ship in the atlantic ocean who would of course be west of the first marine?

and no measuring east west around the planet is not an option.
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#18 sheet07

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 12:22 AM

let's assume the ship is facing north. it will help to understand the explanation, but it could be facing any direction.
the marine on the west side of the ship was looking east and the marine on the east side of the ship was looking west. they could see the other side of the ship, each other, and the direction they were looking in.
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#19 Roadscholar

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 04:16 PM

Marine - Back to the Logic Puzzles
The captain of a big ship was telling this interesting story: "Once I saw two marines standing on the opposite sides of the ship. One was looking to the west and the other one to the east. And they saw each other very well."
How can that be possible?




The one who was looking east was standing on the western side of the ship, and vice-versa?

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#20 PipingDesign

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:56 AM

They are looking at each other from the sides of the ship. Done
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