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Old 2008-09-10, 14:01   #38
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Originally Posted by S485122 View Post
I would disqualify this type of solution on the ground that all travelling in the original puzzle refers to ground distances : the reference point for the travel is not some coordinate but the base camp which will travel with the ground all the traveling is done on.

Think about my solution.

It also uses ground distances and the hunter walks a total of three miles over ground to end up at the starting point.

My solution indicates that terms such as "north", "east", "south" are not constant directions with respect to the ground at any given point on the ground (with a few notable exceptions).

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