# easy one for mathematicians

• ### 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

• 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

### All replies

• 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 wrongIt 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