Two trains set off at the same time from each end of a single
straight railway line. A very fast bee starts off in front of the
first train and flies continuously back and forth between the two
trains. How far does Sidney fly before he is squashed between the
If it takes four men one day to build a wall, how long does it take
60,000 men to build a similar wall?
Which segment on a digital clock is lit most each day? Which
segment is lit least? Does it make any difference if it is set to
12 hours or 24 hours?
Frank and Gabriel competed in a 200m race. Gabriel finished in half a minute and Frank finished in one hundredth of an hour. Who won the race and by how many seconds?
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.