Puzzle

Castle

A man finds himself on top of the castle, chased by enemies. He needs to escape before they find him. He finds a rope which is just half the height of the castle. Can he make it to the ground without getting injured?

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4 Responses to “Puzzle”


  1. 1 gp November 3, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    …oh…if only i had the patience to think…!

  2. 2 S.Karthikeyan October 31, 2006 at 2:40 pm

    Ankur. Spot on
    Naga. The answer is a valid one, as the question is unbounded one..

  3. 3 naga October 31, 2006 at 12:19 pm

    he could have reached half the castle, with his legs jus touching the ground!!

    if castle is 10feet tall and rope can fetch him to 5feet, if he’s 6 feet tall then he can easily get to tne ground.

  4. 4 pegasus October 31, 2006 at 12:05 am

    theoretically you can split the rope into 2 strands of half the castle length. Tie them together to create a rope of required length. Then cling on the castle wall so that your weight is equally distributed between the grip on the wall and the rope and descend very very gently.

    But if anybody who has done rappelling before, will know that the risk involved is enormous and the time taken to actually achieve this descent would be enough for the enemies to spot him and cut the rope.

    So the only other way i can think of is to tie ur enemies using this rope and use the gate.


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