# Decipher This For Me Please

At dawn on Monday a snail fell into a bucket that was 12 inches deep.

During the day it climbed up 3 inches, however, during the night it fell back 2 inches.

On what day did the snail finally manage to climb out of the bucket?

### 10 guesses to Decipher This For Me Please

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• Brent

Looks like the following Wed. Assuming it wasn’t a leap week!

• Howard

10th day

• Murray

On a Friday?

• Togram

Tuesday a week…9 days worth of climbing. On that Tuesday it would have reached the rim and, if not too exhausted, been able to topple over to the outside. Hooray!

• Matt

He will arrive at the top at the end of the day the following Wednesday (as Brent said).

Mon: Start at 0: Climb 3, Fall 2
Tue: Start at 1: Climb 3, Fall 2
Wed: Start at 2: Climb 3, Fall 2
Thu: Start at 3: Climb 3, Fall 2
Fri: Start at 4: Climb 3, Fall 2
Sat: Start at 5: Climb 3, Fall 2
Sun: Start at 6: Climb 3, Fall 2
Mon: Start at 7: Climb 3, Fall 2
Tue: Start at 8: Climb 3, Fall 2
Wed: Start at 9: Climb 3 and escape

• ? Panda

Thursday, because he has to have one day to climb over it.

• ? Panda

Thursday, because he has to have one day to climb over it.

• Brent you are the winner!
The following Wednesday, nine days later. At dawn on Monday the snail was at the bottom. Each day it climbed 3 inches, and dropped 2 inches over night, so at the start of the next day it was 1 inch higher, so: Monday morning – 0

• Thomas Joseph

It is Thursday, NOT Wednesday. Assuming the snail starts completely at the bottom, and his NOSE travels 3 inches up and slides back 2, then his NOSE hits the rim the following Wednesday – his body would still be below the rim. He gets out on Thursday.

(If the back end of the snail is supposed to have reached 3 inches on day one, then the snail traveled MORE than 3 inches.)

• Kunchasateesh

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