[SOLVED] Geometry Treasure Pirate Problem
My teacher assigned this very confusing, at least to me, problem.
(Summed up by me.): Some people found a treasure map, authenticated it and now looking for it. Here's what it says:
"Start from the tree, walk directly to the falcon-shaped rock. Count your paces as you walk. Turn a quarter-circle to the right and walk the same number of paces. When you reach the end put a stick in the ground. Return to the tree and likewise walk to the owl-shaped rock, again counting your paces. Turn a quarter-circle to the left, walk the same number of paces, and put another stick in the ground. Connec the two sticks with a rope. The treasure is beneath the midpoint of the rope."
HOWEVER, the tree was no longer on the island. All that was left was the two weird shaped rocks. The people gave up looking for the treasure.
Did the people give up too soon? Is it possible to find the treasure without the tree? Explain and give a rough sketch.
My answer is no. I think there are way to many possiblities. I drew out a lot of sketches and my head starts to hurt. So, if you know of the answers would you please explain it to me? Thanks :D