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    I'm wondering if you can help me...

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if theres anyone on MiceChat particularly good with maths or brainteasers. One of my neighbours is quite elderly, he doesn't live with any family and he doesn't get out much, so I try and do stuff with him when I can, like go round and talk to him about what I'm doing at school etc. Anyway, I couldn't visit him last Thursday so he sent me a brainteaser to my mum - we are both confunded. I was wondering if you could help.

    One of my step-daughters, Julie, asked me to sponser her running the London Marathon for the RSPCA. I said I would give her £1.00 for every mile she completed, plus £1.00 for every hour she took to complete it.
    I gave her £33.00 and told her to keep the change, which was £0.11.
    She completed the marathon, with her medal
    (he sent the medal round to me), but how long did it take her?

    So basically - he said he would pay £1 for every mile, and £1 for every hour.
    He gave her £33, but she earnt £32.89 because he told her to keep the £0.11 change.
    Can anyone get their heads around this?

    PS Obviously £26 of that money went towards the miles, because there are 26 in a Marathon
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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    This is prob wrong but ...
    £26 for the 26miles...
    and the're is £6.89 left over....
    so did it take her 6 hours and 53.4 seconds???

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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura678
    This is prob wrong but ...
    £26 for the 26miles...
    and the're is £6.89 left over....
    so did it take her 6 hours and 53.4 seconds???
    See... thats more-or-less what I worked out. I've just got a feeling it isn't right though...
    Thanks anyway! Triple thanks if you are definitely correct!
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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedway
    See... thats more-or-less what I worked out. I've just got a feeling it isn't right though...
    Its prob more complicated than we think...

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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    Speedway,

    Hi, I wish I could help, but the reason one gets degrees in counseling is because they're no good at math!

    You may want to google 'brain teasers' they have some really cool ones that don't involve math, but still give your noodle a workout.




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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    The answer to that brain teaser is -
    find a new friend.

    j/k
    I suck at math.
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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura678
    This is prob wrong but ...
    £26 for the 26miles...
    and the're is £6.89 left over....
    so did it take her 6 hours and 53.4 seconds???
    6 hours, 53 minutes, 24 seconds
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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    Yeah, what jwbear said. I have NOOOO idea because I too suck at math, but he said it with such conviction and authority it must be right!




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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    Isn't a marathon technically 26.2 miles long? Just a thought...
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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoflamingo
    Isn't a marathon technically 26.2 miles long? Just a thought...
    That would make it 6 hours, 41 minutes, 24 seconds.

    Still can't understand what makes this a brainteaser. I'm no wiz at
    math, anyone with a calculator can figure it out.
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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    It's not possible to run a marathon in 6 hours, 41 minutes, 24 seconds. Theres some catch to it.

    And spare me the "Thank you Captian Obvious" posts, hehe.

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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    Quote Originally Posted by jwbear
    That would make it 6 hours, 41 minutes, 24 seconds.

    Still can't understand what makes this a brainteaser. I'm no wiz at
    math, anyone with a calculator can figure it out.
    Wow.. thanks.
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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    Quote Originally Posted by jwbear
    6 hours, 53 minutes, 24 seconds

    I realized that i had gotten it slightly wrong after i logged out...and i hadnt gotten a chance to log back in....

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    Re: I'm wondering if you can help me...

    Quote Originally Posted by splashmountainfreak
    It's not possible to run a marathon in 6 hours, 41 minutes, 24 seconds. Theres some catch to it.
    Why not?
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