first of all I would like to say that this is a question to which I do not have the answer...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

imagine that you are building a set of stairs for an ant out of a deck of n cards... what is the greatest horizontal distance from a table out over an abyss that can be covered over by the cards given that the structure must be freestanding, and have a height of n(given the height of one card = 1).

for example... if you have one card, you can go half the length of the card over an edge by placing the card so that the edge of the table is exactly in the middle of the card.

hope it makes sense...

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# Hanging over the edge

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