Jump to content
BrainDen.com - Brain Teasers
• 0

# A Jack London Problem

## Question

The writer Jack London had to go from Skagway to a remote camp in a sled pulled by 5 husky dogs. For 24 hours the dogs pulled the sled at full speed.
Then 2 dogs ran off with a pack of wolves, and the sled was slowed down proportionally. Jack reached camp 48 hours later than he planned. "If those
2 huskies had held on for 50 more miles, I would have been only half as late." How far was the camp from Skagway and how long did it take Jack to get there?

## 3 answers to this question

• 0

time: 6 days or 144 hours

distance: 133.33 miles

full speed: ~1.4 miles/hour

Edited by Nins_Leprechaun

#### Share this post

##### Share on other sites
• 0

time: 6 days or 144 hours

distance: 133.33 miles

full speed: ~1.4 miles/hour

Full speed I think is 1.3888...miles/hour

#### Share this post

##### Share on other sites
• 0

time: 6 days or 144 hours

distance: 133.33 miles

full speed: ~1.4 miles/hour

Full speed I think is 1.3888...miles/hour

Yea, I rounded up.

## Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

## Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

## Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

• ### Recently Browsing   0 members

No registered users viewing this page.

×