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Offline Hooman

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« on: November 26, 2005, 10:36:20 PM »
There is a bridge with a sentry tower that connects two contries. A guard in the sentry tower comes out to check on the bridge every 2 minutes. Anyone trying to get into country A from over the bridge will be ordered back to country B, and anyone trying to leave country A without a pass will be shot.

Someone without a pass needs to get across the bridge, leaving country A and entering country B, but it will take them almost 4 minutes to cross the bridge. How might they get across?

(There is no sort of cover on the bridge that would allow them to stay out of sight, and no other way to cross than using the bridge).
 

Offline Betaray

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2005, 10:38:20 PM »
have a friend on the other side make a distraction, shoot off some fireworks or somthing, that should distract them for the needed 4 min
I am the nincompoop, I eat atomic bombs for breakfest, fusion bombs for lunch, and anti-matter bombs for dinner

I just hope they don't explode

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2005, 10:41:37 PM »
You know, I doubt that would really have a great chance of working even in real life where you don't have this closed problem where the entire universe is essentially this bridge. If I were the guard, I'd shoot the person trying to cross the bridge first, and then worry about any sort of fireworks.
 

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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2005, 10:44:20 PM »
well than we have to up the ante and the firepower, screw fireworks, shoot morters into the sentry towers, they cant shoot if their dead lol
I am the nincompoop, I eat atomic bombs for breakfest, fusion bombs for lunch, and anti-matter bombs for dinner

I just hope they don't explode

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2005, 10:45:59 PM »
start coming as soon as the guard walks out and you will be across before he comes again
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2005, 11:03:33 PM »
lol at Betaray.
One question Hooman, how does the guard determine whether you are coming from country A or country B?
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2005, 11:20:57 PM »
Spirit1flyer, the guard checks every 2 minutes. If you start across immediately after the guard checks, you only have 2 minutes before he checks again. You can't make it all the way across in that time.

Zanco, you could be onto something there.  :whistle:
 

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2005, 12:35:05 AM »
just get really drunk and wear the flag from contry B as a toga... wait untill the guard leaves then make a mad dash to the center of the bridge.... as soon as the guard comes out pretend that you are running to country A and act all drunkedly so the guard doesnt know what to think and escorts you to country b thinking you were originaly from that country.  

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2005, 12:44:40 AM »
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Spirit1flyer, the guard checks every 2 minutes. If you start across immediately after the guard checks, you only have 2 minutes before he checks again. You can't make it all the way across in that time.

I know so you start when he starts and hope he does not see you :P


I don't know if it would really work here but if you had a car come every 2 minutes and you need to cross its path but it will take take you 2 minutes to get across all you have to do is start as soon as the car starts coming.  
I guess I was thinking more of a guard checking on a path every 2 minutes but it takes him 2 minutes to get there or to get back.
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2005, 02:13:42 AM »
Surprisingly Haxtor seems to have the right answer here. More or less anyways. ... a toga?

Get halfway across, then turn around and pretend to be entering country A. The guard will stop you and send you back to country B.

 

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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2005, 11:16:06 AM »
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Surprisingly Haxtor seems to have the right answer here. More or less anyways. ... a toga?

Get halfway across, then turn around and pretend to be entering country A. The guard will stop you and send you back to country B.
Woot ^_^
well you have to be drunk and all so the guard doesnt shoot you or arrest you.
 plus the toga will help him think your from contry B more.



do i get a cookie?
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2005, 01:16:15 PM »
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Zanco, you could be onto something there.  :whistle:
thanx for that tip! lol

Start walking after the guard checks. Make sure to bring a stopwatch!!

Stop walking towards country B after 1minute,, well.. 50s to be safe, and start walking back towards country A.
Wait till the guard goes back inside, and repeat the whole thing over and over , until you've reached country B
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2005, 10:25:31 PM »
Yeah, but you only have to stop and turn around once. The guard checks every 2 minutes, and it takes almost 4 to cross the bridge. So by the time he checks again, you can be just over half way across the bridge. As long as you appear to be going in the opposite direction when he comes out and checks again, he'll send you "back" to where you want to go. Doesn't really matter if he sees you at that point.

So yeah, I guess Zanco deserves some sort of congrats for asking that question.

Oh, and /me leaves a cookie for Haxtor. You'll have to cross the bridge into country A to get it though.  ;)  :whistle:  

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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2005, 08:50:30 PM »
Just have your Plym ally mass up EMP Missiles and launch them all at the towers at once. When they're disabled, rush them with Thor's Lynx and drive across in a scout with the train refit.
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2005, 10:21:43 PM »
just fedex the cookie to me they can use the same methood that i did to get accross

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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2005, 10:27:16 PM »
infact, just fax it to him
I am the nincompoop, I eat atomic bombs for breakfest, fusion bombs for lunch, and anti-matter bombs for dinner

I just hope they don't explode

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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2005, 10:29:56 PM »
:huh:

Creative thinking at it's finest I see.
 

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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2005, 11:41:30 PM »
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:huh:

Creative thinking at it's finest I see.
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