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New Scientist puzzle #47: Geometra’s tomb


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New Scientist puzzle #47: Geometra’s tomb

19 February 2020 #47 Geometra’s tomb Long before the invention of satnav, the great explorer Asosa Lees embarked on a trek across the square desert of Angula in a quest to find the lost tomb of Geometra, which lay somewhere along the line marked A. Lees had nothing but the crude and incomplete diagram shown…

New Scientist puzzle #47: Geometra’s tomb

19 February 2020

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#47 Geometra’s tomb

Long before the invention of satnav, the great explorer Asosa Lees embarked on a trek across the square desert of Angula in a quest to find the lost tomb of Geometra, which lay somewhere along the line marked A.

Lees had nothing but the crude and incomplete diagram shown and some basic instructions: proceed south-west for 100 kilometres, and then turn left. The only other information she had was that at the moment she turned left, the distance to the south-west corner of the desert was 100 kilometres further than the distance to the south-east corner.

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