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Best Answer Anza Power, 07 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

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#1 bonanova

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

An old favorite.

Imagine an infinitely stretchy elastic band is tied to a tree on one end and to the bumper of a pickup truck on the other end. The truck, with an infinite tank of gas, drives away from the tree on an infinitely long straight road at a constant speed of 10 mph. Andy Ant walks with a constant speed of 0.1 mph relative to whatever surface he is standing on. When the truck has reached a point 0.1 miles from the tree, you place Andy on the elastic band at the tree and start him walking toward the truck.

Does Andy ever reach the truck?
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:05 PM

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

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#4 Prof. Templeton

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

This reminds me of a scooter trip I once took on these very boards where I learned a valuable lesson about head-starts.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:44 AM

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#6 Anza Power

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:38 PM   Best Answer

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Edited by Anza Power, 07 December 2012 - 06:40 PM.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:12 AM

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