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How did you solve it?

Postby Swagnarok » May 27th, 2017, 9:56 pm

Who can figure this one out first?

Imagine a place called Metro City. It's right next to this large mountain called Mt. Yama. It has not rained in Metro City or on Mt. Yama in three days.
Two days ago, a group of thieves broke into, hotwired, and drove off in a black van. The police haven't gotten around to thoroughly investigating the theft yet, and as such they don't know where the thieves are hiding out.

This morning, you and your friend, Bob, wake up in a hotel, eat some breakfast, and then go sightseeing, as you're both from elsewhere and you hear Metro City has some great tourist spots.
Then, out of nowhere, the thieves abduct Bob and drive away in that same black van which was stolen two days prior.
You aren't able to provide any description of the culprits, as they were wearing ski masks and thick suits and gloves and stuff. However, you notice one thing: the windshield and windows of the black van were wet, whereas the rest of the car was dry.
Based on this one thing, you, being a college detective, deduce that the criminals' hideout is high up on Mt. Yama. How did you come to this conclusion?
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Re: How did you solve it?

Postby dumytru » May 28th, 2017, 1:00 pm

Random guess, but I'd say that if they drove with all the windows closed from the mountain (where's usually colder) to the city, then the windows are wet because of condensation.
Additionally, if the van is isolated quite well when all the windows are closed, the difference in pressure (lower in the mountain compared to the city) could also help with the condensation.
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Re: How did you solve it?

Postby Giogio » June 28th, 2017, 2:28 am

I had the same thought. Additionally, the van being black means that all non-window outside parts are heated more quickly by the sun.
But, I'm not sure if that's enough for condensation. The heat capacity of the window material itself shouldn't be that high, and the air inside the car will heat up from people sitting in there for a while. Would have to play around with the distances and temperature differences a bit :V
But maybe there's something else inside the car keeping it cold?
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