The Bear


A bear walks south for one kilometer, then it walks west for one kilometer, then it walks north for one kilometer and ends up at the same point from which it started. What color was the bear?

pnikam Expert Asked on 17th August 2015 in Math Puzzles.
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    The bear was white because it was a polar bear. The only place on earth where a bear can go south, west and north equal distances and end up where it started is the North Pole.

    Actually, the bear could go west two or five kilometers instead of one and it would not make any difference — the bear would be making a circle around the North Pole. East and West you travel along parallels which are circles equidistant from the poles. North and South you travel along meridians which are circles that cross both the north and the south poles.

    anikam Expert Answered on 17th August 2015.
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