Robert Hansen (RH) posted Mar 7, 2013 9:29 PM: > > Your problem is (fairly) well defined and the answer > is a binary search. > What precisely do you mean by a 'binary search'? I don't quite understand, in the current context. > > But the bicycle problem was, as > Wayne pointed out, very poorly defined. It was barely > even mathematical. I am at a loss as to why the > author didn't shore it up so that it was a > mathematical problem. When I pose a problem and > someone notes my mistake, I usually reply "Ha, you're > right. Ok so these are the new conditions." It is > cases like this when you realize that there are two > ideas of "mathematics" out there. > > Bob Hansen > There are more than two ideas of "mathematics" out there. I shall not 'count the ways'.