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Old 12-10-2010, 10:05 AM   #76
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Kids was my first thought too!
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:01 PM   #79
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And so, a puzzle:
A Buddhist monk begins walking up a mountain at dawn one day. He reaches the summit at sunset, meditates at the top for several days until one dawn when he begins to walk back to the foot of the mountain, which he reaches at sunset. Making no assumptions about his starting or stopping or about his pace during the trips, can you prove that there is a place on the path which he occupies at precisely the same time of day on the two separate journeys.

The solution to this is a very famous example of conceptual blending...if that helps.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:42 PM   #80
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Did he use the same track?
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:44 PM   #81
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does this involve math?
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:00 PM   #82
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And so, a puzzle:
A Buddhist monk begins walking up a mountain at dawn one day. He reaches the summit at sunset, meditates at the top for several days until one dawn when he begins to walk back to the foot of the mountain, which he reaches at sunset. Making no assumptions about his starting or stopping or about his pace during the trips, can you prove that there is a place on the path which he occupies at precisely the same time of day on the two separate journeys.

The solution to this is a very famous example of conceptual blending...if that helps.
I guess the top doesn't count? Are there breadcrumbs involved in this?
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:26 AM   #83
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A Buddhist monk begins walking up a mountain at dawn one day. He reaches the summit at sunset, meditates at the top for several days until one dawn when he begins to walk back to the foot of the mountain, which he reaches at sunset. Making no assumptions about his starting or stopping or about his pace during the trips, can you prove that there is a place on the path which he occupies at precisely the same time of day on the two separate journeys.
He is at the start of the path at sunrise each day. Also, he is at the end of the path at sunset each day.





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Last edited by Javed; 12-11-2010 at 03:57 AM. Reason: changed from his path to the path, i hope the monk had his sunglasses with him...that Sun can be bright!
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sounds good, but TGS said "the path" not 'his path'

I wonder if it makes a difference.

Javed you may be correct!
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sounds good, but TGS said "the path" not 'his path'

I wonder if it makes a difference.

Javed you may be correct!
Maybe I should edit that.
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:23 AM   #86
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Did he use the same track?
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does this involve math?
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I guess the top doesn't count?
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Are there breadcrumbs involved in this?
No breadcrumbs are necessary!


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He is at the start of the path at sunrise each day. Also, he is at the end of the path at sunset each day.
Start point and end point don't counts as "on the path" I'm afraid.

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Imagine that instead of one monk doing the journey on different days there are two monks who do the journey on the same day, one starting at the top and one starting at the bottom.
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can you prove that there is a place on the path which he occupies at precisely the same time of day on the two separate journeys.
Nope, I can't, and too many shots last night isn't helping.
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The hint only puts me back where I can imagine a crossing point, but prove it! ???

hmmmmmm I wonder if google will help?
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The hint only puts me back where I can imagine a crossing point, but prove it! ???

hmmmmmm I wonder if google will help?
I think you are on the right track with this...there is not enough information to prove it other than by demonstration...diagrammatic thinking...
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If there is only one track, and the monk uses it both ways, then there has to be a point along that track where the two (one imaginary) monks would pass. If speed(same uphill as down) rest stops etc were not an option, then the point has to exist at the middle point, but how to prove it

Would it be at midday? It seems to take all the daylight hours to complete the journey. We could imagine two suns rising, travelling, and setting. At what point would they pass?

Methinks the time has come for TGS to post a full and rational explanation.

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