CK. The Third Tree

Niclas Hedell, a listener, poses a problem from his days in the Swedish military: given two trees in the forest, and a rope twice as long as the distance between the trees, how do you find a third tree so that all three make a right triangle.

And we explain how the Stork can catch the Frog.

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  1. Shawn said,

    November 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    It should be noted that this solution requires the assumption that the forest has >= 3 trees.

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