Originally posted by Ryan McGuire:
He knew (and knew Dick knew) that there are 7! or over 5000 ways the seven landmarks could be ordered, and digging an average of 2500 holes to find the "treasure" would be unfeasible.
Originally posted by Stefan Wagner:
I am surprised, and wouldn't found it out by myself.
Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
The term "centroid" comes to mind...
Myke Enriq wrote:Centroids have nothing to do with it.
It does not work, and for some guy to read on wikipedia abotu centroids and to claim here that he is samrt and that this problem is easy , whithout ever giving any proof to his centroid ideea - is just plain imature.
Question 1: I took a piece of paper and drew 3 dots and tried to see if walking like in the problem gives the same result no matter what the order of the 3 dots is: IT DID NOT WORK.
Question 2: the guy that claimed any centroid is the solution (place to digg) to this problem: WHERE IS YOUR PROOF ? I mean , the greeks figured out 3000 years ago that you cannot simply state the answer to a question , you must prove it meaning give arguments on why it is so. Yet you come here writing a few words and claiming this is an easy problem.
Please prove that "any" (or at least one type of your choosing) centroid is the place to digg to get the money in this problem.