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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Jon's MENSA Question of the Day

--posted by Tony Garcia on 8/16/2005

Thanks to my friend's MENSA Question of the Day book I have decided to add a little fun to the blog. Feel free to submit your answers in the comments section. The answer for today's question will be given next week in a seperate posting.

I know...Google is out there to help, but do not do that. This is to test your knowledge, not your answer hunting skills. It is on your honor, but please use honor.

Without further ado, here is today's question:
Our hero the brave knight, is trying to rescue the beautiful Princess of Puzzleland. The maiden has slipped him a message. She will be able to stand at the stable gate from 12:30 to 12:40--but no more than those ten minutes--on the following day. If he arrives promptly, she will elope with him. If not, she will be married later that same evening to his hated rival. The castle is 12 miles away. The first third is uphill, and his horse can make 4 miles per hour uphill; the second third is level, at 8 miles per hour, and the last part, one-third, is downhill, at 12 miles per hour. He figures that that averages out to 8 miles per hour, so if he leaves at 10:55 to give himself five minutes leeway, he should arrive exactly within the 10 minutes. Of course, he can't get there too early, or he'll be caught hanging around. Does he make it in time? Why or why not?

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Blogger Brian said...

He does not make it in time. He will be five minutes late. The uphill portion will take him 1 hour. 4 miles at 4mph. The level portion will take him 30 minutes. 4 miles at 8mph. The downhill portion will take him 20 minutes. 4 miles at 12 mph. So total trip will take him 1 hour 50 minutes. Leaving at 10:55 he will not arrive until 12:45.

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Blogger Mayor of Tommyville said...

He does not make it in time but instead arrives to find the princess in bed with the hated rival-and shes all like "well if you were any kind of a man you would have gotten your sorry ass here on time", and he's like "hey beyotch, i'm out slaying dragons in 110 degree heat dressed up in a tin can outfit just to win your sorry cheatin' ass and you be here bumpin' uglies wit' Him?!?!" and the hated rival's like "hey...she said she was unnattached man, i didn't know..i swear...we aint gotta get all crazy man.." at which time the prince slays the princess, the hated rival, and his own horse-before turning the sword on himself. The end.

August 16, 2005  

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