Okay, my first post here, usually I'm just a lurker, so I thought I'd start with a new puzzle(which I didn't see when I searched )

You are passing the time rowing about in your canoe, in the middle of a lake that makes a perfect circle. You are about to head back to shore when you notice a very hungry ogre looking at you from the shore. After rowing a bit while watching him, you notice a few things:

- The ogre runs 4 times faster than you can row.

- You can run twice as fast as the ogre (on land, you can't run on water...)

- The distance from the center of the lake to the shore is 1 mile (i.e, the radius of the circle)

How do you escape the hungry ogre? Here's your hint:

Circumference = pi*diamater

The area of the circle isn't important to the puzzle.

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Okay, my first post here, usually I'm just a lurker, so I thought I'd start with a new puzzle(which I didn't see when I searched )

You are passing the time rowing about in your canoe, in the middle of a lake that makes a perfect circle. You are about to head back to shore when you notice a very hungry ogre looking at you from the shore. After rowing a bit while watching him, you notice a few things:

- The ogre runs 4 times faster than you can row.

- You can run twice as fast as the ogre (on land, you can't run on water...)

- The distance from the center of the lake to the shore is 1 mile (i.e, the radius of the circle)

How do you escape the hungry ogre? Here's your hint:

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