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## Where Am I?

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 Puzzle ID: #7837 Fun: (2.68) Difficulty: (1.84) Category: Science Submitted By: Adamko

I start at point X. I walk one mile south, one mile East and then one mile North and arrive back at point X. Where, besides the North Pole, could point X be?

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There are an infinite number of points X.
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 mad-ade Oct 13, 2002 Where exactly is "just so far north" ? this is the real question. jimbo Nov 04, 2003 You would be 1 mile from a small circle of radius 1 divided by 2 Pi, or about one sixth of a mile. Since for such a small distance the horizontal distance would be approximately the same as the distance across the surface of the Earth, you would be about 1 mile plus 300 yards (about 2000 yards)from the South Pole! Great teaser! oosunshyneoo Jul 12, 2004 I thought it was the equator! Would this work? markmonnin Sep 15, 2005 The equator wouldn't work, but there may also be infinite of these lines. If you walk 1 mile south and then walk east, circling the pole more than once and ending up where you were, such as if you would walk around half a mile and be back where you were, then another half mile you'll be back again, and then walk the mile back north. Same with a third of a mile, fourth of a mile, etc.