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From A to B (Posted on 2002-05-15) Difficulty: 5 of 5
A car drives downhill with the speed of 90 m/h. On a level road, the same car goes 72 m/h, and uphill it goes "only" 60 m/h.

It takes this car 5 hours to go from town A to town B. The return trip only takes 4 hours.

Find the distance between the two towns.

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Some Thoughts a philosophical remark -better late than never | Comment 11 of 14 |
the existing relation between the three speeds:
1/60+1/90=2/72
makes the solution independent of the uphill and downhill distribution and therefore we can assume a flat roat of length d and an average speed of 72:
2*d=9*72 ==> d=9*36= 324

ady

  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2004-01-31 12:16:03
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