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Bus Ticket

Every hour, on the hour, a bus leaves town A and heads toward town B.
Every hour, on the hour, another bus leaves town B and heads toward town A.
The trip between the two towns takes exactly two hours.

If you’re on a bus traveling from point A to point B, how many busses will you pass?
Note: All buses are on time leaving and arriving.

 

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9 guesses to Bus Ticket


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  • Vikram

    2. One at 1/4th distance and one at 3/4th distance after 30 mins and 90 mins respectively.

  • Bill

    3. One arriving just as the bus you are on is leaving. One at precisely the 1 hour mark. One just as you arrive at the other city.

  • Dude

    Nope and Nope.

    Keep trying.

  • Dude

    No, your bus is now heading in the wrong direction.

  • Bill

    0. You don’t “pass” (as in overtake) any other buses. You do, however, meet a few going the opposite direction.

  • Tiffy

    Five:

    Let’s say you left at 3:00 from town A.

    At 3:00, you pass a bus which left at 1:00 from town B to A, and just finished its two-hour travel.

    At 3:30, you pass a bus which left at 2:00 from town B and is 3/4 its way to town A while you are 1/4 of your way to town B.

    At 4:00, you pass a bus which left at 3:00 from town B to A and is halfway just like your bus.

    At 4:30, you pass a bus which left at 4:00 from town B to A and is 1/4 its way to town A while you are 3/4 of your way to town B.

    At 5:00, you pass a bus which is about to leave town B and traveled no distance while you just finished your trip.

    All in all, you passed five buses :) no matter what time you started :)

  • Dude

    Tiffy, you hit the nail on the head!

    Five buses is correct, for the exact reasons you’ve stated.

    You’re today’s winner.