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#61 hvz

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:38 PM

Simple Trig using two 9.5m ladders where the sections of moat along two sides meet.

place first ladder diagonally across the ouside corner of the moat so that the end only just bears on the outer edges of the moat on either side of the castle.

at the midspan of the ladder you will be above the moat, 4.75m from the outer corner and 9.39m form the inner corner. just close enough to span across with the second 9.5m ladder by supporting it on the first ladder at midspan.
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#62 Gildoania

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 04:29 PM

i think his advice was.....build boats
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#63 tanisdevil

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:18 PM

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?


- If the moat was around the island, wouldn't they be able to go right up to the island itself?
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#64 MurrayMD

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 10:44 AM

This should work. The diagonal solution should work too with 9.5 m planks.

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#65 Quinten27

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:43 AM

This should work. The diagonal solution should work too with 9.5 m planks.


While the diagnol solution seems to be the best, it seems it would also be possible only using one foot bridge. By using a large stone or other heavy enough object, you could place the bridge on the shore and hold it in place with the stone. This would cover about 9 meters of the moat, leaving about 1/2 meter to secure the bridge to the ground with the stone. Then people could walk across and jump the last meter over the moat.
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#66 thenetworkwanderer

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 01:35 AM

if they can connect bridges, why don' they just make smaller ones and connect them?
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#67 DrJim

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 11:08 PM

Take one footbridge and place it across a corner of the moat. Another bridge at a right angle to the center of the first bridge will reach land.
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#68 Oblivion

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:41 PM

Connect the footbridges width-ways to make a square (for example). Rotate the square to a diamond shape and have opposing points on each side of the moat.

Edited by Oblivion, 20 February 2008 - 02:45 PM.

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#69 jam jam

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:30 AM

I would make a diving board and then let them jump across.. ;)


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#70 jofis

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:07 AM

Spoiler for answer!

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