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 The fog (Posted on 2005-11-01)
Somewhere on the high seas smuggler Stan is attempting, without much luck, to outspeed coast guard Charlie, whose boat can go faster than Stan's. Charlie is one mile east of Stan when a heavy fog descends. It's so heavy that nobody can see or hear anything further than a few feet. Immediately after the fog descends, Stan changes course and attempts to escape at constant speed under a new, fixed course. Meanwhile, Charlie has lost track of Stan. But Charlie happens to know Stan's speed, that it is constant, and that Stan is sticking to some fixed heading, unknown to Charlie.

How does Charlie catch Stan?

Charlie may change course and speed at will. He knows his own speed and course at all times. There is no wind, Charlie does not have radio or radar, there is enough space for maneuvering, etc.

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 Subject Author Date re(4): new twist Mindy Rodriguez 2005-11-07 22:04:19 re(3): another twist Mindy Rodriguez 2005-11-07 21:59:39 Clearing away the fog: solution and admission Mindy Rodriguez 2005-11-06 01:59:58 re: Possible Solution Mindy Rodriguez 2005-11-04 20:25:55 A hole in the fog Mindy Rodriguez 2005-11-04 20:20:28 Possible Solution dopey915 2005-11-04 18:50:38 re(4): new twist Mindy Rodriguez 2005-11-03 22:39:37 re(2): another twist Joe 2005-11-03 16:26:57 re(3): new twist Bob Smith 2005-11-03 08:35:53 re(2): new twist Mindy Rodriguez 2005-11-02 23:07:59 re: another twist Mindy Rodriguez 2005-11-02 23:05:26 another twist Joe 2005-11-02 17:54:51 re: new twist Bob Smith 2005-11-02 12:08:17 re: Jutland goFish 2005-11-02 03:06:45 re(2): No Subject Penny 2005-11-02 03:02:35 re: No Subject Dustin 2005-11-02 00:16:03 possible solution jeffrey 2005-11-01 23:10:16 new twist Mindy Rodriguez 2005-11-01 22:50:10 No Subject Penny 2005-11-01 21:43:57 Consider the following Jen 2005-11-01 19:58:02 Wouldn't Charlie just... Joe 2005-11-01 19:06:38 Game Play goFish 2005-11-01 14:56:35 guess Sean 2005-11-01 13:09:09 ahoy Josh70679 2005-11-01 12:34:59 re: solution Satan 2005-11-01 11:02:58 solution Satan 2005-11-01 10:58:33

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