Hey, you try and draw overlapping matches using text! It doesnt look as good if I try and reduce it:
OK, another one: only moving two matches, make 4 equal size boxes:
Joined: Mar 11, 2002
Originally posted by Andrew Monkhouse: OK, another one: only moving two matches, make 4 equal size boxes:
Joined: May 15, 2002
You make it seem easy, Andrew. One final one. A prisoner is locked up in a castle surrounded by a moat. Logs of equal length were used to shore up the moat. Luckily two more logs were left in the castle. Using the two logs the prisoner has to make a safe bridge to cross the moat.
Imagine the logs (lines forming the outer square ) are of equal length. Use matchsticks if you have to; there are 3 matchsticks along each side of the moat. Once he has crossed he has to make his way to an island in a lake. On the small island ,dead in the middle, is a small tree.The lake is large and deep and 300m wide and the escapee cannot swim.On the shore is another tree. He has stowed away a rope rather more than 300m long. How can he get from the shore to the island to hide away.
Imagine the lake is a larger circle surrounding the island. The full stop is the shore tree, very close to the shore.The island tree is dead in the middle of o.
regards [ August 19, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]