Can you figure out how this can be true? In a bedroom the nearest lamp is 12 feet away. Alone in the room...............

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Can you figure out how this can be true? In a bedroom the nearest lamp is 12 feet away. Alone in the room and with our using any special devices such as cords,pulleys,remotes,or "the clapper," a person can turn off the lamp and make it to the bed before the room is dark. How?

posted Feb 5, 2016

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• Lamp is 12 Feet far but not switch. Switch could be nearer to bed and hence it can be turned-off by sitting on the bed.
• Just do it in day light and room does not get dark
answer Feb 5, 2016 by
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The lamp may be 12 feet away but the switch may be closer to the bed.

answer Feb 5, 2016

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