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Lovelorn Snail (Posted on 2003-11-27) Difficulty: 2 of 5
On Valentine's Day in 1996, there was a snail (his name is Herb) at the bottom of an empty well that is 30 feet tall. The well had run dry, but it had slippery, moss covered walls. So, during the day (he woke up at 6am), Herb was able to climb 3 feet up, but while he slept at night (he went to sleep at 10pm), he slipped back down 2 feet.

On what date did Herb get out of the well?

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yay i think i got it | Comment 23 of 84 |
herb would have gotten out on march 12th because it took him 28 days to get out of the well- not 27 because even though he's at the very top on the 27th day, he can't climb out yet because that would be more than 3 feet. so he slips down 2 more feet, but on the next day he will have gotten out! also, it's march 12th and not the 11th because '96 was a leap year, so it threw an extra day in there.
  Posted by karlie on 2003-12-10 20:19:11
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