PizzaQ!!! help Easter Bunny find Shortest Path to give Fabergé Easter Eggs to 13 lucky kids!
Okay, this should give ramanuJohn and everybody who reads Vleeptron in Cafe Internet Sofia plenty of time to win some Pizza -- hmmm this time a whole Large from Florentina's (best in town) with 3 toppings of the winner's choice. Mushrooms. Anchovies. Pineapple. Whatever the winner's heart desires.
Of course the first question to tackle is: How many unique Paths could the Easter Bunny possibly hop? (How many Paths do you have to sum and analyze?) 1 slice plain pizza for first correct answer just to that.
As before with Santa's Toy Night,
* the Earth is Flat,
* Easter Bunny Centre is at the center at x = 0 and y = 0 .
* The map is laid out in standard Cartesian x-y coordinates,
* the units are Kilometers, and
* the Easter Bunny always hops in a straight line between two children.
I forget when (Western churches) will celebrate Easter Sunday 2007. It's some kind of Mel Gibson Tequila Car Accident between a primitive farmer's Lunar Calendar and the Reformed Gregorian Solar Calendar. The Vleeptron Advanced Mathematics Research Institute (VAMRI) will return to this matter within the next few weeks.
But first correct answer (Path and Path Length in Km to 2 decimal places of precision) wins the Pizza.
You can do this. Really. YOU CAN DO THIS.
Or better yet -- you don't have to. Let your ordinateur do it for you whilst you sleep or play pool or get into some kind of Affengesselschaft.
After the Easter Bunny seized control of Russia and assassinated the Tsar and Tsarina and their children, the Easter Bunny stole all the Fabergé Easter Eggs the Romanovs used to give each other as Easter presents.
But this Easter he's giving them back to these 13 lucky girls and boys!
Of course Peter Carl Fabergé didn't do all the work himself, he had a studio of dozens of craftsmen in St. Petersburg. Each craftsman would spend weeks or months creating one of these fantasies in precious jewels and precious metals. Then he would bring it to Fabergé for the master's approval.
Fabergé would closely examine the work. If Fabergé didn't think it was perfect, he would smash it to a million bits with a huge hammer, right there in front of the man who made it.