# could you repeat, Mr K....

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Posted by Jim on October 16, 2002 at 10:16:13:

In Reply to: Re: a bugger... posted by Subhotosh Khan on October 16, 2002 at 07:18:40:

: : There is a box 6 feet long, 1 foot wide and
: : 3 feet high. A bug starts off inside the box at
: : the middle of the top edge furthest from you. He
: : goes to the right corner at the bottom closest to you
: : without flying or falling. He takes the shortest path.

: : What distance does he walk?
: ***********************************
: 1) Open the box flat and draw the flattened box in a grid. Locate the corners and edges on a flat plane.

: 2)Locate the bug on the grid.

: 3)Locate the corner the bug needs to approach.

: 4) Join 3) and 4) with a straight line.

Do you mean join 2 and 3?
Where does the ceiling go when box is opened?
Is it not possible that he uses the ceiling?
Your way seems to mean sqrt(9^2+.5)^2, or 9.0139, which is too high I think
: 2)Locate the

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