Most Ridiculous Routes
A postman with time to spare, made a point of finishing his round by walking as
far as possible while visiting his last ten houses, which were equally spaced on a straight road.
Assuming a distance of 1 unit between each house, what is the longest distance he could
walk, starting at house 1 and visiting each other house once? What if he started at
house 2? 3? 4? 5?
Source: Based on The
Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Puzzles, David Wells, #535.
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