In a top security prison, BigBang, there is a tradition that any inmate can obtain freedom by passing through a 100m-long corridor without being caught by a blind guard. The corridor has nine 10m-long perpendicular branches on one side at every 10m and is so narrow, that only one person can pass at a time.
The inmate and the guard start walking toward each other from the opposite ends of the corridor at the same time. The guard may decide to check any of the side branches. The only rule is that the inmate has to maintain the same speed as the guard's at every moment.
Is it possible to get lucky and escape from BigBang?
Prisoner _|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_ Guard
If the guard doesn't want the prisoner to escape he could just walk back and forth on the long corridor, never passing a side exit and then the prisoner could not escape.
Posted by Joe
on 2007-02-05 17:42:36