If you think you've heard this one before, read it carefully. It's not the standard puzzle.

A beautiful maiden sits in a boat at the center of circular lake. On shore waits an ogre anxious to have his way with her. Being an excellent sprinter she knows she can outrun and therefore escape the lumbering ogre if only she can land her boat safely. But should the ogre reach her landing point first, alas, all will be lost.

The boat is propelled by a motor capable of only a fraction f of the ogre's speed.

What is the minimum value of f that will permit the Maiden to escape?

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If you think you've heard this one before, read it carefully. It's not the standard puzzle.

A beautiful maiden sits in a boat at the center of circular lake. On shore waits an ogre anxious to have his way with her. Being an excellent sprinter she knows she can outrun and therefore escape the lumbering ogre if only she can land her boat safely. But should the ogre reach her landing point first, alas, all will be lost.

The boat is propelled by a motor capable of only a fraction

of the ogre's speed.fWhat is the minimum value of

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