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Office on Time
Tom and John have to be in their offices
each day at 9 a.m..
To be on time, they have to catch the 8
o'clock bus; so they have to reach the bus stop 2 or 3 minutes
before 8 o'clock.
Tom's watch is 10 minutes fast but he
thinks it is 5 minutes slow.
John's watch is 5 minutes slow but he
thinks it is 10 minutes fast.
Will both of them get to their offices on
During his holidays in Hawaii George met
a young man who told him, "The day before yesterday I was 25 and
next year I will be 28."
Is it possible and if so what date
did they meet?
These two problems were
suggested by Lim Yi Jia from The Chinese High School,