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It's possible to solve this one without even looking at the site video. | It's possible to solve this one without even looking at the site video. | ||

− | Click on the nautical map so that it fills the screen. The goal is to figure out where the lost | + | Click on the nautical map so that it fills the screen. The goal is to figure out where the lost plane is located, and you need to do it by triangulation. The three stations (shown with the flashing red circles around them) can help you find the missing plane. |

Click on the radio mouthpiece in the lower left to hear the transmission. People from the three stations should start talking back and forth. | Click on the radio mouthpiece in the lower left to hear the transmission. People from the three stations should start talking back and forth. | ||

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You should get two useful pieces of information: | You should get two useful pieces of information: | ||

− | 1) Station 29 (on the top side) tells you that the lost | + | 1) Station 29 (on the top side) tells you that the lost plane was 858 nautical miles away at 3:30. So click on station 29 and drag the circle until the radius shows 858 nautical miles exactly. This means that the lost plane is somewhere on that circle, which narrows down the possibilities quickly. |

Now it's time to use the other bit of information: | Now it's time to use the other bit of information: | ||

− | 2) Station 102 reports their distance from the | + | 2) Station 102 reports their distance from the plane at 3:30, but it is drowned out by static. However, station 47 says that they were twice as far from the plane as station 102. This is enough to pinoint the location, because only one point on the circle can satisfy that condition. How do you figure out where it is? |

Start by drawing a circle around station 102, and make it touch the circle around station 29. Note the distance. Then draw a circle around station 47 until it touches one of the two points where the other two circles intersect. If the radius of the circle around station 47 is more than twice that of the radius of the circle around 102, then your circle around 102 is too small. Start over and make your circle around 102 bigger. If the radius of the circle around station 47 is less then twice that around 102, then your circle around 102 is too big. Make it smaller and try again. When the distance from 47 is exactly twice that of 102, then you've got your answer. | Start by drawing a circle around station 102, and make it touch the circle around station 29. Note the distance. Then draw a circle around station 47 until it touches one of the two points where the other two circles intersect. If the radius of the circle around station 47 is more than twice that of the radius of the circle around 102, then your circle around 102 is too small. Start over and make your circle around 102 bigger. If the radius of the circle around station 47 is less then twice that around 102, then your circle around 102 is too big. Make it smaller and try again. When the distance from 47 is exactly twice that of 102, then you've got your answer. | ||

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The answer to the puzzle is "GJ1". | The answer to the puzzle is "GJ1". | ||

− | - Jason | + | - Jason Horner |

</spoiler> | </spoiler> | ||

''Next puzzle [[Lost_Luggage]]'' | ''Next puzzle [[Lost_Luggage]]'' |

## Revision as of 19:45, 29 January 2007

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The puzzle refers to an Electra 10E, which was the model of plane flown by Amelia Earhart.

*Next puzzle Lost_Luggage*