The jesters are auditioning for the king and don't know if the king is short or tall. They want to send someone who is not too tall and not too short so as not to insult him, but they don't know which one of them fits that criteria. The CyberSquad lines the jesters up from shortest to tallest and repeatedly takes one away from each end of the line to find the jester that is the middle height.
The CyberSquad's only hope of escaping the island is a lily pad bridge that they find in a catastrophe kit. When they put the lily pad in the water, it replicates itself, creating two. Shortly after, they observe that the lily pads in the water replicate themselves, creating four lily pads. Inez estimates that they will need 128 lily pads to escape the island, and since the lily pads are doubing themselves, it won't take long for them to be able to escape.