Math Riddle

27 01 2009

A large army that is 1 mile long is marching at 4 mph to their next conquest. A message needs to be sent from the rear to the front. So a messenger is sent to run to the front, deliver the message and run back to the rear. The messenger runs at constant speed, and just so happens to return to the rear at the same time that the rear is now where the front was when the messenger first took off. What was the messenger’s speed? -http://math.asu.edu/~rich/puzzles/prob019.html

If you want to try it on your own, don’t scroll down. Otherwise my answer follows.

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Answer’s coming, it really is.

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Warning: do not continue to look down if you wish to avoid hints!

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Another solution, which I find hard to understand, from my friend worldwise001.

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2 responses

27 01 2009
Sabriel

I can post up the pdf file I made, if you want.

31 01 2009
pherricoxide

I had the PDF, can’t put that on the blog. Need plain text or image file like I already did.

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