# Seemingly Impossible Maze

I assure you it's completely possible.

Rules:

• You start at the bottom right corner.
• You end at the top left corner.
• No going around the maze, over the maze, or under the maze.
• No walking through walls.
• No teleportation.

Maze:

Good luck!

• Never said anything about movement along 4th dimension en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-dimensional_space Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 2:45
• No walking through walls? What walls? Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 22:18

If you look at it carefully enough, it's the easiest maze ever.

Normally, when one does a maze, one goes between the lines. You didn't specify this as a rule. If you begin on the black line in the lower right hand corner, and follow it, unbroken, to the upper left... it's a breeze.

• Good job! I can accept in 5 min. Commented Nov 14, 2014 at 22:25
• "no walking through walls"... no means no. Walking along and inside is still through. Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 1:07
• @Mazura only if the black represents the wall. If the white represents the wall, then it's compliant with the rules (though it would work better if the break between lines on the top left were on the left wall instead of the top wall)
– atk
Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 1:45
• The white cannot represent the wall, because the path starts "in the bottom right corner", which is white. Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 16:19
• @Sneftel I don't know what you're talking about; the pixels in the lowest and furthest right part of the maze are dark grey. Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 19:36

Not sure if this is what you are looking for...

This picture actually has a white border (roughly 8px wide), with the edges defined by four points. Assuming this is part of the maze, simply follow either the left or upward paths, following one of these paths until the destination is reached.

• That's what I was thinking! Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 3:00
• Yep, this seems like a better answer, especially because gurer ner yvggyr znexf ba gur pbearef bs gur vzntr, cerfhznoyl gb tvir lbh n uvag. Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 22:22
• I don't think this was the intent, but +1 anyway because the image was done poorly and this was my first thought upon seeing it (I had to open in a new window and scale it down to fit the screen) too. Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 22:48
• @WChargin for a moment I thought that was German! Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 2:40
• @nitro2k01 The confines of the maze were never stated, it's a fair assumption to assume that the image extents are the edges of the maze.
– Kent
Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 20:04

I entered the maze, intrigued by the difficulty caused by the fact that the exit was blocked off by a wall. Attached to my belt, I had one less powerful grenade and two more powerful grenades. I was glad to find out that the walls were made of a less sturdy material, meaning that a grenade could easily knock down the wall. I tested the weak grenade on an unnecessary wall, and to my delight, it worked! I proceeded by using a larger grenade on the wall that was blocking the exit. Not to my delight, there was a police officer guarding the exit! I used my last grenade and ran towards the exit. I made it out of the maze successfully.

• This is not a good answer. This should be downvoted. Commented Nov 14, 2014 at 23:14
• @thinlyveiledquestionmark Lateral thinking tends to be the flag that says "Everything is right." Commented Nov 14, 2014 at 23:20
• @Xrylite Questions that involve lateral thinking that don't produce an answer which is demonstrably and definitively correct are off-topic. That being said, I don't think "creative" answers help the problem, either.
– user20
Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 2:14
• "well a dinosaur mysteriously popped out of a time machine, rampaged through 4 of the maze's wall, allowing our hero to make his way from point a to point b" yeah, that isn't going to cut it Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 5:06
• @thinlyveiledquestionmark / Emrakul you guys are no fun. xD Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 21:06

The rules can be satisfied without even entering the maze.

There's "No going around the maze", but nothing to say "The maze can't go around". So if you stand at the bottom-right corner of the maze, and rotate it 180 degress about its centre, you will end up at the top-left corner of the maze.

• That truly is lateral thinking. Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 21:49

Place your dot onto he bottom right corner... fold the paper so the bottom right corner touches the top left corner. Its that easy