Four vehicles travelled on a road with constant velocities. The car
overtook the scooter at 12 o'clock, then met the bike at 14.00 and
the motorcycle at 16.00. The motorcycle met the scooter at 17.00
then it overtook the bike at 18.00. At what time did the bike and
the scooter meet?
Brian swims at twice the speed that a river is flowing, downstream
from one moored boat to another and back again, taking 12 minutes
altogether. How long would it have taken him in still water?
At Holborn underground station there is a very long escalator. Two
people are in a hurry and so climb the escalator as it is moving
upwards, thus adding their speed to that of the moving steps. ...
How many steps are there on the escalator?
James from Wellingborough had the best
explanation with his answer
The gerbil jumps at a rate of one jump each second, first time,
and two per second, the second time, and if the labelling machine
consumes tins at a constant m 'jumps' per sec and if there are
j 'jumps' taken between the
gerbil and the machine together then j is the rate times the time taken
j = 20( m + 1 )
j = 16( m + 2 ) . . . time is 16 seconds
because the gerbil makes 32 jumps at 2 jumps per second