A hunter walks due south from his camp for one mile. He then walks due east for one mile, where he shoots a bear.In the 'Carol Burnett Show' skit, Carol launched into tirade centered on, 'What color was the bear?'!!!...
He then returns to camp by walking due north a mile.
What color was the bear?
... BUT: there is a mathematical point to this riddle.
The key is that 3rd bit of info: 'He then returns to camp by walking due north one mile'.
Hint: Pythagorean Theorem is true only in Euclidean plane geometry... not on the surface of the earth (spherical geometry).