Donkey’s abnormal legs riddle

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A donkey travels the exact same distance daily. Strangely 2 of his legs travels 40 kilometers and the remaining two travels 41 kilometers, Obviously 2 donkey legs cannot be a 1km ahead of the other 2.

The donkey is perfectly normal. So, how come this be true?donkey traveling riddle

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    Travelling need not be in same direction. Assume a repeated to-and-fro walk between two points over a short distance. In this condition, in every trip, the hind legs will travel slightly less (say, a couple of  feet, being the distance between the pairs of legs). When this movement is repeated many times, the shortage will add up.

    Another (theoretical) possibility is a walk along a circular path. In this case, the legs on the inside of the path will travel less (because they move in a slightly smaller circle compared to the outer ones). But since the distance between the pairs of legs (right & left) is very small (a few inches only),  it will be practically impossible to get a difference of 1 km.

    Viji_Pinarayi Expert Answered on 16th September 2016.

    moving in circle can be a solution.it depends on number of circles they can move and 40 km is big distance .you dont have to take big circles small are okay.

    on 25th September 2016.

    Moving in circle is the correct solution.

    • 2 Inner legs travels lesser distance than the 2 outer legs
    on 25th September 2016.

    Moving in circle IS, of course, A solution. But it can’t be claimed as THE correct solution, because other solutions – at least one – are possible. At the most, it can be considered as one of the correct solutions. (What about walking in a rectangle? or a triangle?)

    on 26th September 2016.

    .if you think it is correct then why the fuck do you mention the opposite or irrelevant fact in your answer .THIS is IDIOTIC

    Since I ANSWERED FIRST  CHANGE  BEST ANSWER

    on 26th September 2016.
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    travels in  circular path .so different radius and circumference

    Yodha Expert Answered on 16th September 2016.
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