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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!

See The Solution Submitted by Federico Kereki    
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answer | Comment 18 of 19 |

 The individual will have to wait for 37/80 hours (27 minutes 45 seconds) .

Edited on November 16, 2007, 4:55 am
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-11-16 04:54:56

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