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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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I'm pretty sure i got it | Comment 25 of 84 |
it was march 14th. 1996 was a leap year and every day he basically gained one foot because if he climbed three and slid 2 feet in his sleep, it would take him 30 days because it was a thirty foot well.
  Posted by Christie on 2003-12-12 12:35:08
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