I recently posed a puzzle about Robot High and Robot Long
That puzzle was inspired by a comic I saw in Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking by Philippe Coudray. The particular comic is shown below:
As you can see in the edit history of the linked question, my original translation of the comic to puzzle added a bunch of numbers. This caused too much misdirection and calculations, though, and led many away from the intended solution. Based on comments and answers, I tried to generalize the problem. There were still a variety of responses, though, and many were valid.
My question, therefore, is two-fold:
- What's a better way to convert the comic to a puzzle intended for the Puzzling.SE community without resorting to a long list of caveats?
- What down remove from that version and still have something that would still work for most "normal" people?