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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    31 Oct '02 03:12
    Every day, at the start of each hour, a train leaves Ouagadougou and travels toward Nouakchott.
    The journey takes ten hours. If a train leaves Nouakchott at 1:30 AM and begins a ten hour return
    trip to Ouagadougou, how many trains will it pass going the other way (toward Ouagadougou)?
  2. 31 Oct '02 07:45
    I do the train trip Antwerp - Paris every week. It takes 2h10min.
    The train leaves at 5 min's before every hour and arrives at 5 mins past the hour.
    The train back leaves in Paris 5 mins before the hour. (symmetrical to the hour).
    I can set my watch that at every hour, and every half hour we pass a train in the other direction. That is 4 in total.

    So I bet: 20? Starting to cross the first at 1.45 am, + 19 more the last at 11.15 am.