Fire & Air ridle

Jacob is hanging out on a heavily forested island that is really narrow: it is a narrow strip of land that is Eight miles long. One End of the strip is A, and the other end B. A fire has started at A and the fire is moving toward B at the rate of 1 mph. at the same time, there is a 2 mph wind blowing in the direction from A toward B. what can Jacob do to save himself. Assume that Jacob can’t swim and there are no boats, jet-copters, teleportation devices, etc.. (if he does nothing, Jacob will be toast after at most 8 hours, since 8 miles / 1 mph = 8 hours)

Share
SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 21st August 2018 in Logic Puzzles.
Add Comment

  • 1 Answer(s)

    Jacob should use a branch to transport a flame from strip A to strip B. He can use light another fire near the edge of the island. Once that area of strip B has burnt away he can hide over there until the fire eventually dies out.

    Seeker008 Expert Answered on 21st August 2018.

    agree

    on 1st March 2019.
    Add Comment
  • Your Answer

    By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.
  • More puzzles to try-