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An inconsistent climber (Posted on 2002-04-25) Difficulty: 2 of 5
A mountain climber is journeying up a mountain trail. He starts out with the sunrise, and gets to the peak just as the sun is setting. Throughout the day, he moves with inconsistent speed, slowing down to rest a few times.

He spends the night at the top, and in the morning sets out downward, reaching basecamp by nightfall. (Even though the going is easier, he stops a number of times to admire the scenery and rest.)

Is there an altitude on the mountain slope for which the climber was at that exact altitude at the same point during both days? Why or why not?

See The Solution Submitted by levik    
Rating: 3.3000 (10 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionNo SubjectK Sengupta2007-04-01 15:14:32
Some ThoughtsCommentOld Original Oskar!2005-02-22 11:02:28
Great PuzzleBruce Brantley2004-08-22 19:46:57
kela!rajesh2003-07-10 20:53:01
how about this?rajesh2003-07-10 20:51:00
regarding my previous postingO2003-05-09 22:15:57
re: inconsistent climberO2003-05-09 22:10:56
re: inconsistent climberGamer2003-03-09 14:19:36
re: inconsistent climberDan2002-09-07 17:39:52
inconsistent climberJasper2002-04-25 11:45:58
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