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 Lovelorn Snail (Posted on 2003-11-27)
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?

 See The Solution Submitted by SilverKnight Rating: 2.8148 (27 votes)

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Herb climbed up on feb. 14th up 2 3 ft. and slipped back down 2 ft. over night. he was 1 foot up then. the pattern continued on until march 12th. he reaches the top of the well, but isn't otuside yet. so he finally gets out on march 13th. according to my calculations (using big words...lol) 1996 was leap year. so the month of februaury was short!
 Posted by omar on 2004-02-21 15:07:01

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