The Palace of Jzork

Posted September 8 - 14, 1997

The shortest path, in terms of distance, would be to travel from D to F to G, or from D to E to G. That would be 75 meters at the rate of 2 meters/second, which would take 37.5 seconds.

However, if Betsy travels from Point D to B to F, that is 100 meters at the rate of 5 meters/second, so that would take 20 seconds. Then Betsy would travel 25 meters at the rate of 2 meters/second, which would take 12.5 seconds, giving a total of 32.5 seconds.

Betsy would get the same result going from Point D to A to E to G.

We're not sure who this brilliant chef is, but if your e-mail address is [tradc@psinet.net.au] then a great big shark kiss goes out to you from Minus. BTW: With the exception of fuzzy, purple dinos that sing out of tune, Minus does love all dinosaurs.

The quickest way for Betsy to visit the empress is for her to go from D to A to E to G(which is the same distance and time as D to B to F to G). D to A to E is a distance of 100m, and Betsy would be going at a speed of 5m/second. It would take her 20 seconds. Then from E to G it is 25m at a speed of 2m/second, which would take her 12.5 seconds. The total length(time) of this journey is 32.5 seconds covering a distance of 125m.Alexander Williams [awilliams@vacationtime.net] submitted this scrumptious dish, concocted by a group of 5th grade students. If you give us the names of the students next time, Minus will gladly give them credit on his feature menu.p.s. I suspect Minus has been out watching 'The Lost World' one too many times.

At first glance it seems as if the fastest way to the Empress is from D to F to G. That is 75 meters, but it takes 37.5 seconds to get there. If you travel on the outside sidewalks, from D to B to F, that is 100 meters which can be done in 20 seconds. Then move to the inside sidewalks, from F to G which is 25 meters and takes 12.5 seconds. The total distance is 125 meters and takes a total of 32.5 seconds, which is less time than the other way.Ty Hopes, Nathan Eru, and Rhys Cable of Kent Street Senior High School in Perth, Western Australia, came up with this succulent dish for our fickle friend. Hey guys, how about turning off the CAPS lock key? Contrary to popular belief, Minus isn't deaf.You could also go from D to A to E to G, which is the same distance and the same time.

A group of 5th grade students came up with this answer.

THERE ARE TWO ROUTES FOR BETSY TO TAKE TO GET TO THE EMPRESS. THE FIRST ONE IS AS FOLLOWS:SOLUTION 1:

STEP 1: IF BETSY STARTS AT POINT D AND THEN TRAVELS TO POINT B IT WOULD BE FIFTY METRES THUS IT WOULD TAKE HER 10 SECONDS.STEP 2: THEN IF BETSY TRAVELLED FROM POINT B TO POINT F THEN AGAIN IT WOULD BE FIFTY METRES MEANING IT WOULD TAKE HER ANOTHER 10 SECONDS.

STEP 3: NOW FOR BETSY'S FINAL MOVE SHE WILL GO FROM POINT F TO POINT G WHICH IS TWENTY FIVE METRES MEANING THAT IT WILL TAKE HER 12.5 SECONDS.

TO REACH THE EMPRESS BETSY WILL TRAVEL 125 METRES WHICH WILL TAKE HER 32.5 SECONDS.

SOLUTION 2: FOLLOW THE SAME PROCEDURE AS SOLUTION 1 EXCEPT BETSY GOES FROM D TO A TO E TO G. THIS WOULD BE 125 METRES AND WOULD TAKE HER 32.5 SECONDS.

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