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#1 RainThinker

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:56 AM

You are on a very thin layer of ice, 4 cm away from safe land. The only problem is, if you change the pressure on either of your feet the ice will break, sending you down into the watery depths.
You have 2 things that you are holding:
1) a 15 foot long plastic rope
2) a 16 by 12 by 5 in lead weight

Is there any way to escape?
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#2 xucam

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 06:15 AM

Spoiler for not what you had in mind, but


You are on a very thin layer of ice, 4 cm away from safe land. The only problem is, if you change the pressure on either of your feet the ice will break, sending you down into the watery depths.
You have 2 things that you are holding:
1) a 15 foot long plastic rope
2) a 16 by 12 by 5 in lead weight

Is there any way to escape?


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#3 armcie

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 02:13 PM

You are on a very thin layer of ice, 4 cm away from safe land. The only problem is, if you change the pressure on either of your feet the ice will break, sending you down into the watery depths.
You have 2 things that you are holding:
1) a 15 foot long plastic rope
2) a 16 by 12 by 5 in lead weight

Is there any way to escape?

Spoiler for I would...

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#4 Grayven

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:06 PM

Spoiler for I would...

Spoiler for Ditto. But first...

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#5 Violent pedestrian

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:20 PM

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somehow dont think any of these is the answer. :)
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#6 HokieKen

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:43 PM

It's pretty simple really....
Spoiler for for solution ( 1 of many )

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#7 Grayven

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:50 PM

It's pretty simple really....

Spoiler for for solution ( 1 of many )

Spoiler for One flaw, easily remedied.

But great guess, and the easiest to execute thus far. I'm interested to see what the OP had in mind for a solution.
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#8 Violent pedestrian

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:52 PM

Spoiler for ..?

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#9 HokieKen

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:41 PM

Spoiler for One flaw, easily remedied.

But great guess, and the easiest to execute thus far. I'm interested to see what the OP had in mind for a solution.


Good point Grayven, when I saw the 4 cm I didn't bother to even do that particular calculation, seemed like excess information just there as a red herring.
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#10 crazypainter

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:45 PM

what if
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