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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Direction Riddle on 02/22/2009 21:30:24 MST Print View

I came across this riddle today, suited to us outdoor folk...
Have a go at it:

A person begins walking South for ten miles.
They then immediately turn East and proceed for ten more miles.
They then immediately turn North and proceed for ten more miles, ending up where they started.
How is this possible?

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Re: Direction Riddle on 02/22/2009 21:39:45 MST Print View

can we post our attempts?

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Direction Riddle on 02/22/2009 21:41:27 MST Print View

Please...this could be over fast though!

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Re: Re: Re: Direction Riddle on 02/22/2009 21:42:36 MST Print View

he started at the North Pole

that's all i got

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Re: Re: Direction Riddle on 02/22/2009 21:49:50 MST Print View

That's it...

As a high-school teacher, I was wondering how appropriate this question would be (I saw it used in a lower-level college math class).
I think it presumes knowledge that not all students would have- primarily how one uses a magnetic compass to navigate.

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
more riddles on 02/22/2009 21:58:16 MST Print View

maybe this could lead to something, in CHAFF we need some humor sometimes!

I like this one:

a man is pushing his car when he stops in front of a hotel. he immediatly realizes he is bankrupt. how so?

btw.. I was considering going back to school for a teaching cert for high school (or CC level) biology.
its an intj thing..

Edited by mikeinfhaz on 02/22/2009 22:01:35 MST.

Ashley Brown
(ashleyb) - F
Re: more riddles on 02/22/2009 22:04:26 MST Print View

edit: I won't give the answer away, it's kind of fun to try and work it out!!

Edited by ashleyb on 02/22/2009 22:08:00 MST.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Direction Riddle on 02/23/2009 21:45:20 MST Print View

This question was used for extra credit on a science quiz when I was in the 9th grade (1954). Only three of us got it.

Our version was a hunter tracking a bear, and what kind of bear was it? Polar.

Edited by redleader on 02/23/2009 21:46:18 MST.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa)
Another Riddle on 02/23/2009 22:25:32 MST Print View

There are a pipe, a carrot and a pile of pebbles together in the middle of a field.

Ali e
(barefootnavigator) - F

Locale: Outside
"Direction Riddle" on 02/23/2009 22:30:26 MST Print View

frosty

Ali e
(barefootnavigator) - F

Locale: Outside
"Direction Riddle" on 02/23/2009 22:31:29 MST Print View

Thats one for cheech and chong>

jonathan hauptman
(6hauptman6)

Locale: A white padded room in crazy town.
Duh or huh? on 03/19/2009 13:32:11 MDT Print View

I think the answer is a triangle. If south, east, and north are just general directions with no care for specifics. ???South-West/East/North-West???

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: more riddles on 03/19/2009 15:30:48 MDT Print View

> a man is pushing his car when he stops in front of a hotel. he immediatly realizes he is bankrupt. how so?

Time for the answer maybe?

Cheers

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Re: Re: more riddles on 03/19/2009 15:41:09 MDT Print View

Roger, He's Playing the game Monopoly

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: Re: Re: more riddles on 03/19/2009 16:12:57 MDT Print View

Ooooo! Very nice!

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Direction Riddle on 03/19/2009 17:26:21 MDT Print View

The correct answer is specifically the north MAGNETIC pole, assuming compass use. Which begs the question of how far from the "pole" do you need to be before your compass accurately points in the correct direction? I think you would have to have a GPS or other satellite based device to determine direction when within 10km of the north magnetic pole. You would otherwise be too close for magnetic accuracy IMHO.