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Can you solve the penniless pilgrim riddle?

After months of travel, you’ve arrived at Duonia, home to the famous temple that’s the destination of your pilgrimage. The walk from the welcome center to the temple isn’t a long one … but there’s a problem. Can you outsmart the city’s imposed tax and make it to the temple without paying a fee?

Your tax total begins at 4. Walk east one block, add 2. Walk west a block, subtract 2. Walk south one block and your total doubles, but you can divide your total for every block walked northward.

How can you get to the temple with a zero balance? And without walking the same path twice? Grab a pencil and paper to solve this puzzle by Daniel Finkel: Can you solve the penniless pilgrim riddle?

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