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#1 2013-09-10 17:52:05

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Cars Across the Desert Puzzle


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#2 2013-09-10 20:21:09

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Re: Cars Across the Desert Puzzle

Hi;

A very interesting problem. I could not find a solution with 3 cars. Have you ever seen a proof or any argument why 4 are necessary?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#3 2013-09-10 22:14:00

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Re: Cars Across the Desert Puzzle

No I haven't.

But I have been thinking how to rescue the empty cars.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#4 2013-09-10 23:50:01

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#5 2013-10-21 15:13:13

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Re: Cars Across the Desert Puzzle

Nehushtan wrote:

Only one question. It doesn't says that you will be able to tow another car! Even if you can. It will use more patrol that's wouldn't take you to quarter a desert per car!


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#6 2013-11-24 10:26:25

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