Moonsovrbend Posted March 25, 2006 Share Posted March 25, 2006 I am experimenting with the placement of a puzzle cache of sorts - i have a very nice location chosen to place the cache - The first leg of the cache would include a physical clue - (ie - hidden in a hollow tree - under a rock - whatever) and I would list the following coord (for the second leg of the cache) N36 47.XXX I would have geocachers solve the following math problem to get the rest of the latitude co-ord (XXX): Problem: If a circle has an area of 1176.53 units what is the area of the largest possible square that will fit inside the circle? Round answer off to the nearest whole number and this will give you the decimal portion of the latitude minutes - The problem for the longitude would be of a similar nature - ANS: 749 units Thus the final coord would be N36 47.749 To some this may be complicated - to others it would be easy - the solution may be found in any college algebra book -and can also be solved by hand - from scratch using the Theorem of Pythagorus Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated! (this doesn't make me a geek - or does it?) Quote Link to comment
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