Wandering The Earth
Thanks John E
You
are at a point on the Earth, travel 1 mile south then turn left and
travel 1 mile east.
You then turn left again
and travel 1 mile north and find that you are back exactly where you
started
and shoot a bear.
Question: What is the color of the
bear?"
That's the easy part.
The second part is more
challenging:
"Where else on the
surface of the Earth can you be (no bears) and travel 1 mile south, 1
mile east,
1 mile north and find that
you're back exactly at your starting place".
This is not a trick
question.
No lumps or bumps,
mountains, etc.
Imagine the Earth as a perfectly smooth sphere.
I came up with 2 infinite
sets of solutions! But ignore that; it will just lead to confusion.
Question: Can you find one solution?
See
answers

