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EvanScience
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Taylur
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Can the camels pass each other?

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Taylur
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/2/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 645 times Debate No: 48175
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EvanScience

Con

Four tasmanian camels traveling on a very narrow ledge encounter four tasmanian camels coming the other way.

As everyone knows, tasmanian camels never go backwards, especially when on a precarious ledge. The camels will climb over each other, but only if there is a camel sized space on the other side.

The camels didn't see each other until there was only exactly one camel's width between the two groups.

Can the camels pass each other? I don't think so.

The rules are simple. BoP is on Pro. No plagiarism. In other words, you aren't authorized to copy someone else's work and claim it as your own. The citation of sources exclude it from being plagiarism. And... That's it.

Taylur

Pro

Yes, the camels can make it to the other side with the rules you have prescribed. This scenario is a well-established puzzle; the solution is free to find all over the internet. [1]

[1] - http://www.folj.com...
Debate Round No. 1
EvanScience

Con

Rebuttals

According to the cited website, the camels can pass each other by: One camel from one side moves forward. Then two from the other side walk forward, etc. etc.[1]

When the camel from one side moves forward, the 2 camels from the other can't; They'll collide, making the task impossible to accomplish in this scenario.

Sources

[1] http://www.folj.com...
Taylur

Pro

OBJECTION: Your source is the exact same that I cited in round one; it does not back up what you are saying, in fact, it disproves it.

This picture will help you visualise the puzzle and prove that the scenario you described in round one is possible. [1] When the first camel moves forward, the one in front can climb into the gap it left and then the one behind can walk onto the gap HE left -- so on, so forth.

[1] - http://qasimnazir.files.wordpress.com...
Debate Round No. 2
EvanScience

Con

Ah. I concede. Since that one camel moved forward 1 camel space, there is now a camel-sized space behind it reserved. So, the camel from the other sides climbs over and moves forward, etc.

I didn't read carefully; I didn't realize, untl now, that they can climb over others.
Taylur

Pro

My opponent conceded.
Debate Round No. 3
EvanScience

Con

EvanScience forfeited this round.
Taylur

Pro

Opponent conceded.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by The_Scapegoat_bleats 2 years ago
The_Scapegoat_bleats
This is a well-known problem, and the answer is already established. Which means this is not a topic for a debate. Cancel this, please.
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