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Bus Trip

A man was going on a one-way bus trip. He intended to ride for a certain distance, get off the bus and walk back to town. If the bus travels at a rate of nine miles per hour and he was to jog back to town at a rate of three miles per hour, how far would he ride so that he’d be back in eight hours?

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3 guesses to Bus Trip


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  • 2 3/4 of a hour or 24 miles. i know im missing something to make it easyier?

  • Paul

    The dude would have to get off the bus after a two hour ride, since going 9 mph would put him 18 miles from town, and he would have to jog at his pace of three mph in order to arrive back in town exactly eight hours after he left, assuming he doesn’t need to stop to evacuate his bladder.

  • Yes Paul, 2 hours is correct!

    For the exact reason stated, great job.

    You are today’s winner!