Saturday, May 11, 2013

xkcd: Paths

I guess I'm not the only one who worries about things like this.

Since we've been working on optimization problems in Calculus, it gave me an idea. The following is my extension to the above question.

How is this different from the problem in the previous comic? What are the assumptions, if any, that are made in the first comic? How would you solve this without Calculus?

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