First of all I'm not really sure if this falls under the No Homework rule since I'm obviously not asking anyone to DO my homework for me. I'm simply not getting what my professor wants me to do here. I'm sorry if this thread violates any rules.
The question is this:
"There are 15 houses in a village along a straight road. The space between the individual houses varies randomly. Where should the post office be placed so the mailman has to walk the least possible distance while delivering the mail and returning to the office after each delivery."
Intuitively, I'd say he wants me to do... something... with the median value. So the post office should be placed such that 50% of the houses are to the left and 50% are to the right -> Median.
However, I'm unsure wether or not this would make for the least possible delivery-distance.
So, any thoughts on this?
I would like to pause for a moment, to talk about my penis.
My penis is like a toddler. A toddler—who is a perfectly normal size for his age—on a long road trip to what he thinks is Disney World. My penis is excited because he hasn’t been to Disney World in a long, long time, but remembers a time when he used to go every day. So now the penis toddler is constantly fidgeting, whining “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? How about now? Now? How about... now?”
And Disney World is nowhere in sight.