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Engineer Physicist Mathematician puzzle - 15 june

A farmer challenges an engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician to fence off the largest amount of area using the least amount of fence.

The engineer made his fence in a circle and said it was the most efficient.

The physicist made a long line and said that the length was infinite. Then he said that fencing half of the Earth was the best.

The mathematician laughed at the others and with his design, beat the others. What did he do?

1. I think

mathematician will fence in small circle, and the area outside the circle will be the largest area coverd by fence

1. he will fence smallest circle possible and it would be largest area ....as it would encircle the area outside it i.e whole earth...

2. whole universe

3. Everyone has seen the answer and then commented. No use of their own brains. Just tried to show that how intelligent they are.

2. mathematician will fence in small circle, and the area outside the circle will be the largest area coverd by fence

3. The mathematician will put a dot and the area out of it all fenced.

4. simple:
the mathematician just makes a tiny circle fence,stands outside it,and says the job is done!

5. Mathematician calculates area of a square/triangle or which ever is less,and he will fence in that area. (Since area of a circle is greater than area of a triangle, he might do fencing in the form of a right angled triangle)

1. Regardless the shape of a plane, the amount of area is dependant on the size of the plane. Thereby, without first knowing the dimensions of the shape, be it square, triangle, circle, hexagon, pentagon, octagon, quadrilateral, whatever formation of boundaries you may choose, the area of one is not predominant over the other.

6. he will fence whatever the engineer and the physicist has done

8. The mathematician made a small fence around himself and declared himself to be on the outside.

9. The mathematician made a small amount of fencing, and the outside was the larger part.

10. The mathematician takes a sword and fences around the whole area without actually using any fences

1. When I first read "Fence" that was my thought exactly. HaHa

11. doesnt do anything.... whole world is fenced...

12. He breaks down the fence into two lawn chairs for the farmer and himself, gets a case of cold beers and tells everyone else to jump off the face of the earth

13. You are all thinking out of context. What the math mathematician did was build a design(probably a weapon) and beat all the others with it. He was the only one left...winner winner chicken dinner.

14. whatever the mathematician dose with his circle of fence, the engineer can say the same, for his is also a circle.why can't the mathematician just fence somthing biger then everyon ells's, exsept leave huge spaces between the difront pices of fence.

1. Fencing supplies are not just the fence posts. you have to include everything that the fenceposts support.

Also, just because a circle surrounds a greater area, does not mean that it is more effective. Increase the size of the circle, the fence must be extended exponentially.

15. The mathematician uses a small piece of fence and places it on the ground to create a point, so that anything outside of it is fenced.

16. he will assume

17. he doesnt put any fence down and has everything contained

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22. He connected his fence with the others fences :D

23. Using three posts and three cross members, the mathamatician constructs a triangular fence to the theoretically smallest internal area possible. He then declares that he has fenced off the worlds area minus only the area inside the fence.

24. i think he said that"let us assume that the earth is within the fence" and prove it in a paper.

25. He will not do anything and say i have the world anyway hes proberly god ;)

26. The mathematician placed a hollow fence pole down and claimed anything outside the pole as fenced off from the outside(the hollowed area being the outside)

27. the mathmaticain makes a square around him and says the outside is the fenced part. by the way im only 11 years old!

28. does he necessarily need to use fence? why not some other material?

btw im 10 yrs old

29. Im 10 and i think that he made the smallest circle and claimed that was the outside and that everything around it was the inside and was fenced! OSH

30. i think he literally beat the others with his design as in physically

31. Why is it relevant that you're ten? oh, right, you're ten.

32. the mathmagician plants one pole.

33. The mathematician took a short piece of fence, rolled it up to make a stick, then proceeded to hit the others with it.

And that's how he "beat the others" with "his design"

:)

34. The mathematician said "largest amount of area using the LEAST amount of fence." Meaning whoever uses the least amount of fence wins. So the mathematician takes a fence post and cuts it into four pieces and lay them on the ground in a square...he wins....Least amount of fence covering the largest area for that small amount of fence.

35. The mathematician said: Screw off, I don't need to prove anything to a farmer!

36. Isn't a fence going across the earth also a circle?

37. He did nothing; therefore fencing off the entire world with zero fence used.

38. mathematician made a small fence around himslf n declared hmslf on d outsde

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40. he ate the fence

41. he made him self a fence in the shape of a tiny square and the outside was the fenced in area

42. The mathematician makes a fence around himself. Yes, you're thinking, 'But it's just the mathematician and a small circle of land in that area.' Yes you're correct but the mathematician claims himself to be the outside. So the 'inside' is the whole world apart from that mathematician and the small piece of land he is standing in, obviously.

43. The mathematician puts no fence up, therefore the farmer would have entire world's area.

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