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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:54 AM
You don't have any way to brace the pieces if you put two of them together, unless you use a the shorter bridge to shore up the middle by sicking it into the moat.
You could put one across a corner and run the other one from that one across, like in a letter T.
Or you could run just one and move the end sideways unti it fits. You didn't give any length on the sides of the square. So say you put one end on the outside edge of the moat and then just inched it over until it fits sort of diagonally.
Then again you could run onw of the long ones across a corner and use another one further down, then run a short one from the bank to the first long one , then another short one from there to the second long one, then another short one with the end resting one the second long one kinda sideways to the other bank.
it would look like a + sign with two long arms and a kinda crooked bottom arm.
Or you could lay three long ones across a corner and zig zag the short ones across.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 07:06 AM
A square medieval castle on a square island was under siege. All around the island, there was a 10 metre wide water moat. But the conquerors could make foot-bridges only 9.5 metres long. Nevertheless a wise man was able to figure out how to get over the water. What do you think was his advice?
(There's a place on the other side to put the bridge against, not just a sheer wall. the water moat has square corners - that section of the moat is about 14.1 metres wide.)
If the wise man was so frickin wise then why the hell couldn't he just figure out how to put another measly half of a meter onto the foot bridge? He could do all that and yet a half of a meter was some kind of enigma?
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