Race track

14th March 2003 at 00:00
Runners in a race can choose their own route but must stick to the paths shown.

They start and finish at O.

On they way, they have to collect a ticket from each of the points A, B, C, D, E, F and G, though not necessarily in that order.

The side of each small square is 60 metres. Points A, D, E and F divide the sides of the small squares in the ratio 2:1. What is the shortest route?


The shortest route is 700 metres, collecting the tickets in the order OACBGFDEO. Return to the centre line after visiting A. After D, return to the centre line, go down past E and back to O along the bottom line.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now