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A train leaves New York for Boston. Five minutes later another train leaves Boston for New York, at double the speed. Which train will be closer to New York when they encounter?





Hint: This one had me stumped for awhile.. I even did some math before I got it :D

Stolen from here

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mat_attack
Jul. 4th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC)
The train from Boston.
fiveonehalf
Jul. 4th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
Thats not the answer. Both the trains are at the same place when they encounter. So there is no question of which one is closer!
anantj
Jul. 4th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Both will be equally close?
anantj
Jul. 4th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
Okay saw the answer.. I was right. And yes, I was honest and did not see your answer too.
Ps. you should not give the spoiler in the comments..
fiveonehalf
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, I shouldn't have given the answer there. Sid had got it too and was just pulling my leg when he gave the wrong answer.. but I thought otherwise and replied.. and I realised that once you saw the comments page, the lj-cut is also exposed. So went ahead and commented anyways..
rohithv
Jul. 4th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Even I got it before I saw the comments. And I was only wondering since when you became so dumb to ask such simple questions ya :)
rohithv
Jul. 4th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Once upon a time I set out believing that I was intelligent and started my trials to solving IE Iradov, a very popular physics book prescribed for IIT-JEE. And I had to do some warm with another book with such questions. This was way back in my 10th.

But now I have realized :)
fiveonehalf
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
Once upon a time I set out believing that I was intelligent
:D
rohithv
Jul. 5th, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
The comment above your comment was honesty and the comment above this comment is whatever ..
shruthi_dipali
Jul. 4th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
hee hee.. even I was all set to do the math initially..
fiveonehalf
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
awesome pic!!
shruthi_dipali
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:55 am (UTC)
:) you've seen this one before right..
fiveonehalf
Jul. 5th, 2007 07:47 am (UTC)
yup, the one sid took on ethnic day..
vibharaj
Jul. 5th, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
I knew the answer !
Current Mood: nerdy ;)
fiveonehalf
Jul. 5th, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)
oh no.. don't call me that. I am not nerdy. In fact, nerds are those who got the answers!
chandrahasa
Jul. 5th, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
:P What do you think... Would I have got it right?
fiveonehalf
Jul. 5th, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)
of course!
I think I am the only dud here :P
chandrahasa
Jul. 5th, 2007 10:47 am (UTC)
Nope you have sid for company :P
Just kidding these questions are designed to be answered quickly before you can pick up all the info from it :D Dont be so hard on yourself
fiveonehalf
Jul. 5th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
Naah.. sid knew the answer. he was just playing dumb.
My excuse is that it was late afternoon and I was really sleepy :P
(Anonymous)
Jul. 5th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
fantastic thing you are doing
Hi all!

Great book. I just want to say what a fantastic thing you are doing! Good luck!


Bye



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fiveonehalf
Jul. 6th, 2007 08:56 am (UTC)
thank you!! good to know I have company ;)
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