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Question by jason
Submitted on 10/8/2003
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if two trains are going to crash at 100mph and the train track is 700miles and a bumble bee is at the front of one train and going to the other at 150mph and the bee goes back and forth from train to train. How far will the bee fly before the trains crash.


Answer by shiva
Submitted on 1/24/2004
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the total time the trains would take to crash= 700/(100*2)=3.5 hour
the distance the bird will fly=3.5*150=525 miles

 

Answer by 1999HondaMagna
Submitted on 5/29/2007
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3 Gentlemen go to a motel to split a room. The attendant says it will be $30 for the room. They each gave a $10 bill and went up to the room with bellhop carrying their bags. Later the attendant realizes the room should have been only $25 and summons the bellhop to return the $5 they overpaid. Upon getting to their room, The bellhop knew each man paid $10, and could not find a fair way to split the money between them so he kept 2 dollars and gave them each 1 dollar a piece. Hence $10-$1=$9 for each man 3x $9 = $27 plus the $2 the bellhop kept =$29, where's the other dollar go?

 

Answer by Tysen
Submitted on 6/25/2007
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Not enough info to calculate the answer. At what point do the trains start? How far along the track are they? Are both trains moving? Is the bee traveling from a stopped train or the moving train?

 

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