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955 - Interpreting Old Maps

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:21 pm
by rio
I can't understand the problem statement.

In the Example, how could D explained as the sum 11+30+34 ?

Thanks in advance.
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Sory for my poor English.

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:51 pm
by little joey
The word "ou" (probably Potuguese) means "or" in English, so

A -> B is 11 or 40
B -> C is 30
C -> D is 42 or 34

This means A -> B -> C -> D is 83 or 75 or 112 or 104.

Of these, 75 is approximately equal to sqrt(67.9^2 + 31.9^2), so that is the right choice.

This is a weird problem, but if you make the right guesses, you'll get AC.

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:43 pm
by rio
Thanks joey. I got AC.

Your right. This problem is weird.