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Waiting, waiting... (Posted on 2004-08-07) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You are outside a well known restaurant, waiting in queue, with 18 couples in front of you. You know there are forty tables inside, and you think an average meal will take one hour.

How long will you have to wait, on average?

PS. This problem comes from queueing theory, but you don't have to know anything about it to find the answer!

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Some Thoughts To VLV and Mike | Comment 7 of 19 |
"You are outside a well known restaurant, waiting in a queue, with 18 couples in front of you"

The key word here is queue, if the restaurant was empty, there would be no queue.

  Posted by Juggler on 2004-08-08 04:38:04
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