One day, you get lost in the corridors of your new school and accidentally wander into a pit full of venomous snakes. Unfortunately, the pit is deep and you have hurt your leg in the fall, so there is no climbing out. Fortunately, since you're in a school, all of the snakes are educated and would much rather force you to do a puzzle than eat you.
The snakes give you the following puzzle on a crumpled sheet of paper, under threat of death by poison should you fail to solve it. The front of the paper looks like this:
If you flip the paper over, the back looks like this:
Better not waste time! Although these snakes are academic, it certainly isn't above them to kill and eat a human.
The tape is there for a reason.