The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?
Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level
Use common sense, but try only to make statements about which you
can be certain.
You might first attempt to determine which individual assumptions
reduce distance and which individual assumptions
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