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Monday, July 10, 2006

Jon's MENSA Question of the Day

--posted by JRJ on 7/10/2006

The young fellow was extremely eager to join his girlfriend for dinner. It was a 24-mile run upstream to visit her. His boat's speed would be 14 miles per hour but the current is running 4 miles an hour against him. He just filled his tank and he knows he has 20 gallons, but he uses up 6 gallons per hour. Will he make it or will he run out of gas?

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4 Comments:

Blogger Dan S. said...

He'll make it with 5.6 gallons to spare.

Of course, he won't make it BACK...

July 10, 2006  
Blogger gbradley said...

"Of course, he won't make it BACK..
I think he will.
Remember coming back is downstream. :-)

July 10, 2006  
Blogger Dan S. said...

I stand corrected. He wouldn't have enough gas to get home, but you're right -- he could ride the current.

Or, he could spend the night with his honey. ;-)

July 11, 2006  
Blogger JRJ said...

He makes it with more than 5 gallons to spare (65%)

July 11, 2006  

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