Bogglers Solutions

Sunday, January 02, 2005
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The Disappearing Bicyclist
1. When the disk is turned, parts of the 13 cyclists recombine to create 12 new cyclists, each of which takes up a bit more space than the corresponding original cyclist. So instead of saying that one of the cyclists has vanished, it would be more accurate to say that all the cyclists have grown a little, similar to what happens when water from 13 glasses is poured into 12 glasses.

2. The areas are circled above in blue.


 

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