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Stan's Cassette (Posted on 2004-04-27) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Stan likes music, and likes oldies the best. In his collection of music he has a cassette tape of “The Cassettes 20 Greatest Hits”. The amazing thing about the 20 Greatest Hits, is that each hit is exactly 3 minutes long. This fits perfectly on a 60-minute tape.

Songs 1 – 10 are on Side A, while 11 – 20 are on Side B. When listening to the tape, Stan does one strange thing. He listens to the first 5 songs on side A, then flips it to the other side. He then listens to Side B from that point until the tape ends. How many songs does Stan hear?

  • The tape is wrapped around two spools that have identical diameters of 1 cm.
  • The spool that is receiving the tape rotates at a constant speed.
  • The tape, when located all on one spool, measures 5 cm in diameter.

See The Solution Submitted by Leming    
Rating: 3.0909 (11 votes)

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re: Overcomplicated?Charlie2004-04-29 13:04:21
Overcomplicated?Lisa2004-04-29 11:28:42
solutionKrishneel Nair2004-04-28 02:38:37
re: the real solutionSam2004-04-28 01:59:32
SolutionNo SubjectSteve Royer2004-04-27 22:38:38
Solutionthe real solutionbrad2004-04-27 22:26:09
Solution?Rebecca2004-04-27 22:18:22
re: SolutionCharlie2004-04-27 20:41:24
Charlie does it againLarry2004-04-27 19:52:31
SolutionSolutionTristan2004-04-27 19:33:05
re: solutionBryan2004-04-27 18:28:35
Solution!Lisa2004-04-27 17:24:32
SolutionsolutionCharlie2004-04-27 15:46:49
Some Thoughtsre: assumptionsBUM2004-04-27 15:37:26
SolutionassumptionsLarry2004-04-27 15:15:58
Hints/Tipstoo much info!BUM2004-04-27 15:14:59
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