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#51 deven.cay

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:34 AM

you people complicate everything. tis as simple as this: the footbridge is made out of wood, correct? or so everyone seems to assume. anyways... DOESN'T WOOD FLOAT??
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#52 stud

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 02:24 PM

This seems to be a much better solution.
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#53 deven.cay

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:58 AM

well thank you very much :]
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#54 Braindead_Genius

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:07 AM

Deven, please don't tell me you're going to post without reading even a fraction of the previous posts. It was already mentioned that you could float on the obviously wooden footbridge. It has also already been stated that it won't work. Whose to say that the bridge is able to hold that many people and it STILL float? Or, are you so sure that the moat has a high enough water level that you can get back off the bridge on the other side? Not trying to be rude, just mention that there's nothing said that would insure that plan. You have to go with what is given. Finally, you said everyone on here overcomplicates things. They overcomplicate it on purpose so they can stretch their brain-muscle (before anyone says anything, yes, I DO know the brain is not a muscle). They are trying to get themselves thinking. They're not doing it because they don't see the simple way.
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#55 deven.cay

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:26 AM

Okay... first of all, there's what? SIX PAGES of posts. Its not like I go and read every single one (sorry if I offend anyone); however, I see no reason for you to get on my case. The first amendment of the constitution states my right to freedom of speech so I would greatly appreciate my rights thank you.
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#56 Braindead_Genius

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:57 PM

Sorry, I didn't mean for it to sound so offending. The I was thinking it, it really wasn't rude. But, when I typed it, I guess that's how it ended up. I appologize that you thought I was "getting on your case" but I was just pointing it out. Again, sorry.
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#57 deven.cay

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:07 AM

Dont even worry about it. Its totally cool. I understand where you're coming from. I'm actually a really chill person and I apologize to you- I can get a bit carried away at times and sound like a total... brat I guess i'm trying to say. But yeah, its instinct for me- i'm a hard core policy debater. So- thats all past now and i'm ready to move on in life haha but thank you for apologizing. It means a lot. All good??
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#58 WordJunky

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:54 AM

Okay let's see:

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.
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#59 khabirjo

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:32 PM

Swimming seems like the easiest answer to me.
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#60 yallways

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 07:06 AM

[quote="rookie1ja":23a7f]Castle - Back to the Logic Puzzles
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.)


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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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