Edited by BMAD, 04 December 2013 - 02:23 AM.
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Mean or Median or Neither
Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:22 AM
Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:05 PM
Edit: But this starts to touch on an important point. The way the OP is phrased, for each car there are an infinite number of identical 1-mile segments that repeat as if on a conveyor belt. A car gets counted for each time it's placed within a 1-mile segment, which is not necessarily the same as the number of times Alice sees one of those cars passing or getting passed.
Suppose there are cars moving at 45 MPH, 50 MPH, 55 MPH, and c/2 where c = speed of light. Neglecting relitivistic effects, even though there's only 1 warpspeeder per 1-mile segment, Alice will be passed by a ton of repeating 1-mile segments if she's going between 50 and 55.
Edited by plasmid, 06 December 2013 - 04:15 PM.
Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:09 AM
At any speed other than slowest or fastest the passed and passing cars can be equal in number.
Vidi vici veni.
Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:55 AM
Spoiler for On further review
Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:27 AM
Edit: and it is what the OP says.
Vidi vici veni.
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