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Best Answer jhawk, 01 May 2013 - 12:05 PM

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#1 bonanova

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

The wise man on the mountain knew the secret of life. The seeker was granted a 12-hour audience; all he had to do was climb. He began the climb precisely at 8:00 one morning, climbing at the rate of 1.5 mph. After his meeting with the seer, he immediately descended using the same trail, at 4.5 mph, and he reached the bottom at noon the next day. And now what question shall we ask?

 

A. What is the meaning of life told to the seeker?

B. How long is the trail?

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:05 PM   Best Answer

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:54 PM

The wise man on the mountain knew the secret of life. The seeker was granted a 12-hour audience; all he had to do was climb. He began the climb precisely at 8:00 one morning, climbing at the rate of 1.5 mph. After his meeting with the seer, he immediately descended using the same trail, at 4.5 mph, and he reached the bottom at noon the next day. And now what question shall we ask?

 

A. What is the meaning of life told to the seeker?

B. How long is the trail?

 

Question B.

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:30 PM

jawk got it first, but see witzar's post for the analysis.
Bushindo has to account for the 11 hours and 59 minutes consumed discussing a two-digit number ;)
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