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Quantum CyberTeaser: November/December 2000


B309

Meeting on the bridge. Nick left Nicktown at 10:18 a.m. and arrived at Georgetown at 1:30 p.m., walking at a constant speed. On the same day, George left Georgetown at 9:00 a.m. and arrived at Nicktown at 11:40 a.m., walking at a constant speed along the same road. The road crosses a wide river. Nick and George arrived at the bridge simultaneously, each from his side of the river. Nick left the bridge one minute later than George. When did they arrive at the bridge?

Solution

"Fancy meeting you here!"

The winners:

  • Jerold Lewandowski (Troy, New York)
  • Nick Fonarev (Staten Island, New York)
  • Marco Devigili (Verona, Italy)
  • Theo Koupelis (Wasau, Wisconsin)
  • Anastasia Nikitina (Pasadena, California)
  • Michael Brill (Morrisville, Pennsylvania)
  • Bruno Konder (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Jacopo De Simoi (Treviso, Italy)
  • John Beam (Bellaire, Texas)
  • Manny Dekermenjian (Menlo Park, California)

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