Missing Things

22 April 2010

A puzzle

You have a rectangular field containing an irregularly-shaped pond whose area you wish to know.

The tools you have at hand are the property deed for the field, a cannon, and an infinite number of cannonballs.

How do you find the area of the pond?


  1. That's all you need? No string or anything?

  2. Indeed! All you need, and therefore, all you get.


Go ahead, say something! I'm the shy one here.