How Far Does a Dog Walk?

How far can a blind dog walk into a forest?

Halfway. After he gets halfway, he’s walking out of the forest.

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15 Comments on "How Far Does a Dog Walk?"

Amanda says
May 23, 2016 @ 21:12

This makes nooooooo sensseeee!!!!!!!!! Somebody comment how it makes sense

Erm.what? says
June 9, 2016 @ 11:21


Ben Anderson says
June 15, 2016 @ 16:00

I don’t get it either!

Gasher says
July 9, 2016 @ 18:00

You can walk INTO the forest only halfway, after that, you are walking OUT OF the forest.

Makaelie says
October 4, 2016 @ 22:01


Saravenai Maleiki says
November 21, 2016 @ 11:57

The “blind dog” part is a distraction. Someone can only walk INTO a forest halfway, because if they went a longer distance, they would be walking OUT of it, not INTO it.

Whatisthat says
November 27, 2018 @ 19:39

What so your saying …. I still dont get it??

guky says
January 20, 2019 @ 01:41

Going INTO is measured as how far you are to the center. when you rach the halfway point you’v reached the “goi g to” part. if you continue to walk you’re gettimg closer to the exit and ferther to the middle, so you’re walkimg out – not in. that’s why you walk INTO a firest halfway, and the other hald OUT OF the forest

mami says
January 20, 2019 @ 02:36

BUT YOU DONT KNOW HOW LOVE THE FOREST IS!!! SO YOU WONT KNOW HOW BIG THIS FOREST IS! what?? youre gonna walk 2 feet into the woods and out of it in the next 2 feet? shut up! you make NO SENSE!

firekirby says
January 25, 2019 @ 19:37

This took WAY too long for me to get. Anyone else that can’t understand it, the key is the assumption that, considering the dog never stops, it well only ever be able to walk deeper INTO the forest halfway, at which point it is closer to the other side of the forest and walking OUT of the forest, not into it.
Quite honestly, I think the phrasing could be better with this one. If I were going to re-tell this one to someone else, I would change the “will” to “can” to remove the required assumption.

Also, to anyone wondering why there are some having such a hard time understanding this, I will say that initially, after hearing the answer, I thought it meant the dog stopped when they entered halfway, or in other words, that the dog stopped when the dog was half-in, half-out. Won’t say it’s the same for everyone who has a hard time with this one, but that’s what was tripping me up at the very least.

Dan says
January 26, 2019 @ 11:13

Thanks for the input, I’ve changed “will” to “can”.

Kasim says
January 26, 2019 @ 04:12

No matter the length or size of a forest, once you reach the center (halfway), any direction you walk from it will be headed out of the forest.

If it takes 100 miles to the middle of a forest, after that, you have to begin walking out because you can’t walk further in than the center.

Alltheway says
April 3, 2019 @ 15:01

Still makes no sense. Even if we agreed that passing the center of forest means you are walking out (it doesnt, depends on density, topology, intention and many more factors for when i decide if its in or out), the dog could clearly be able to walk “ALL THE WAY” into the forest. That is when it reached as far in as it possibly can, no matter where you decide that point is in the forest.

With the definition that past center becomes walking out, walking “halfway” INTO the forest eould only bring the dog a quarter of the way through the entire forest.

Kate says
July 30, 2019 @ 07:47

For anyone not getting it, I couldn’t either because I kept emulating reality too accurately, the idea that a dog especially a blind one would often stray to food sources by following scent and other senses which would be enhanced by its visual impairment, the answer of course relies on the idea of 2D thinking, the dog walking in a perfectly straight line so that the answer can work. Once you remove some dimensions and re-process it its quite entertaining :)

Lyndelle says
August 8, 2019 @ 02:31

I think it would be easier for people to “get it” if the question was “what is the furtherest a dog can walk into a forest”.

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