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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 23 Apr '05 17:38
    if a train is goind from the east coast of united states to the west coast at 80 mph, and a train is going from the west coast to the east coast at 90 mph, when they meet wich one will be closer to the west coast?
  2. 23 Apr '05 18:20
    All passengers on the one coming from the west coast would be closer to the west coast than any passenger on the other train
  3. 23 Apr '05 19:18
    no, its a bit more obvious than that. you're thinking too much. lol try again
  4. 23 Apr '05 19:59
    Originally posted by red king richie
    no, its a bit more obvious than that. you're thinking too much. lol try again
    I thought my reply implied the obvious answer.
  5. 23 Apr '05 20:21
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    I thought my reply implied the obvious answer.
    nope
  6. 23 Apr '05 20:33 / 1 edit
    Err, well if it's a more obvious answer, then when they meet they'll be the same distance from the West Coast.

    Though I must admit I thought Mephisto2's answer implied this....?

    (Given that a train isn't a point source...)
  7. 23 Apr '05 21:37
    Originally posted by PawnCurry
    Err, well if it's a more obvious answer, then when they meet they'll be the same distance from the West Coast.

    Though I must admit I thought Mephisto2's answer implied this....?

    (Given that a train isn't a point source...)
    you got it.
  8. 23 Apr '05 21:38
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    All passengers on the one coming from the west coast would be closer to the west coast than any passenger on the other train
    he is saying that the train coming from the west is gonna be closer.
  9. 23 Apr '05 22:14
    Originally posted by red king richie
    he is saying that the train coming from the west is gonna be closer.
    lol. you are really funny
  10. Standard member Bowmann
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    24 Apr '05 01:55
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    All passengers on the one coming from the west coast would be closer to the west coast than any passenger on the other train
    Not sure I follow your train of thought.
  11. 24 Apr '05 02:46
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    lol. you are really funny
    im getting confused on my own riddle.lol
  12. 24 Apr '05 07:22
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Not sure I follow your train of thought.
    Assume a single track. When & where the two trains meet, their head bumpers are by definition at the same distance from the west coast. The passengers are all BEHIND the front bumper. That means that those sitting on the train coming from the west coast ..... etc.....
  13. 24 Apr '05 17:48
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Assume a single track. When & where the two trains meet, their head bumpers are by definition at the same distance from the west coast. The passengers are all BEHIND the front bumper. That means that those sitting on the train coming from the west coast ..... etc.....
    ok you're making this harder than it really is. the answer can be whatever you want it to be, i dont care anymore. lol
  14. 24 Apr '05 18:35 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by red king richie
    ok you're making this harder than it really is. lol
    Yeah, who said the train had passengers, anyway? lol
  15. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    24 Apr '05 19:02
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Assume a single track. When & where the two trains meet, their head bumpers are by definition at the same distance from the west coast. The passengers are all BEHIND the front bumper. That means that those sitting on the train coming from the west coast ..... etc.....
    Still don't follow. Perhaps you're on the wrong track.