Why is this?
Because that's the way traffic works. It's nothing to do with the weight of the cars, nothing to do with them being driverless, nothing to do with the age of the vehicles or whether they have dashcams, and nothing to do with the fact that it's the M25. Your journey time on a congested motorway is almost entirely decided by factors outside your ...
There is a possibility this sentence ("The M25 is 117 miles long") is a non-sequitur placed into the question to throw us off, since it's completely unrelated to anything elsewhere in the problem. I'm going to assume not, though.
The M25 now has variable speed limits that depend on traffic, so even if it were empty, the speed limit could raise as the first ...
Since this is depicted as a real-world situation, I'll go ahead with the most likely real-world solution:
They started at
then, as it often happens,
Therefore, the front car would be driving very slowly while the rear car caught up.
Since there were
the cars would end up quite near each other.
Incidentally, this is the exact same reason why there's ...
I don't think there can be a shortcut for the general version of the puzzle; if there were, you could very likely use the shortcut to solve the bin packing problem, which is known to be NP-hard. Finding a shortcut for solving that problem would prove that P equals NP, which would net you a million dollars on the spot.
This means that your best shot for a ...
Your question is a bit confusing, but here some answers :
We always need a passenger in the shutle, in boyh way. since Terry is at the limit capacity, he is always alone on the shutle, whitch mean that we need someone in the station to get the last pilot after Terry, since Terry can't be the last one.
Here how you can do it :
I can't prove that it is the ...
No time to think about it logically, so lets just simulate it! The fascinating part is that this does not converge naturally (other stable patterns are reached) unless several conditions are met:
there are multiple balls being passed - a single ball will mostly shuffle the items through each other
you have specific delays between the balls, or a random ...
Very partial answer/ideas:
I’ve made very little progress so far, but they’re too long to put in a comment.
The note can be deciphered by
This gives us the following text:
From here, I believe we have to