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#1 rookie1ja

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:28 PM

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The captain of a ship was telling this interesting story: "We traveled the sea far and wide. At one time, two of my sailors were standing on opposite sides of the ship. One was looking west and the other one east. And at the same time, they could see each other clearly."
How can that be possible?

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 07:08 AM

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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?

One was on the east side of the ship looking west while the other was on the west side of the ship looking east.

Of course they would also be at a narrow place on the ship to see each other well.
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#3 mannu

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:31 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

1_______________________2 /
The ship /
_____________________/

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

isn't it ?
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#4 infomaniac.nick

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:43 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!
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#5 Maffu

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 04:24 PM

THe guy on the west side of the ship is looking east and the guy onthe east side of the ship is looking west in other words they are looking at each other across the ship.
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 01:01 AM

ok....

....................1's veiwing area.................
North/----------2----------South
North----------1----------/South

....................2's veiwing area.................
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:53 AM

its a ship wreck, so the ends of the ship are apart and now facing each other with each marine on his piece of wreck.
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Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:19 PM

Surely they are both looking accross the decking east and west.
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 05:37 PM

couldn't they just be holding mirrors
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 04:05 AM

one sailor is on the east side looking across the deck to the west, and sailor two is on the west side looking across the deck to the east. being on opposite sides of the ship they would be in each others view! This riddle is very simple, or maybe I'm just wrong lol
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