Taxicab Treasure Hunt

Taxi Line

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Taxicab geometry is a special kind of geometry that works on city streets. In taxicab geometry, we measure the distance between two points by counting how many blocks a taxi has to travel along the streets.

First, click the words “hide the treasure!” at the bottom of the page. Then choose your starting place by selecting the street and avenue. The computer will tell you how far away the treasure is hiding.

Choose a new street and avenue. How quickly can you find the treasure?

Kitten wrote about a similar game on her blog. Try it, too!

Find more logic games and puzzles on Blogging 2 Learn.

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