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  • Question

  • Two friends decide to get together; so they start riding bikes towards each other. They plan to meet halfway. Each is riding at 6 MPH. They live 36 miles apart. One of them has a pet carrier pigeon and it starts flying the instant the friends start traveling. The pigeon flies back and forth at 18 MPH between the 2 friends until the friends meet.
    How many miles does the pigeon travel?
    Note: Assume that the pigeon can go from 0 to 18 kmph instantly and also turn around instantly.
    Friday, September 14, 2007 9:28 AM

Answers

  • tell me if m wrong

    It takes 3 hours for the friends to meet; so the pigeon flies for 3 hours at 18 MPH = 54 miles.
    Friday, September 14, 2007 9:38 AM

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  • tell me if m wrong

    It takes 3 hours for the friends to meet; so the pigeon flies for 3 hours at 18 MPH = 54 miles.
    Friday, September 14, 2007 9:38 AM
  • ur absolutely right tarsc....
    however u spell it

    ur gud at it or u already know the ans to these puzzles ive posted
    Friday, September 14, 2007 9:50 AM
  •  Tarsicius_Rodrigues_418c62 wrote:
    tell me if m wrong

    It takes 3 hours for the friends to meet; so the pigeon flies for 3 hours at 18 MPH = 54 miles.


    super solution......awesome.....
    Friday, September 14, 2007 10:58 AM