Tuesday, April 26, 2011
In a recent motor ride it was found that we had gone at the rate of ten miles an hour, but we did the return journey over the same route, owing to the roads being more clear of traffic, at fifteen miles an hour. What was our average speed? Do not be too hasty in your answer to this simple little question, or it is pretty certain that you will be wrong.
Monday, April 4, 2011
"I say, Rackbrane, what is the time?" an acquaintance asked our friend the professor the other day. The answer was certainly curious.
"If you add one quarter of the time from noon till now to half the time from now till noon to-morrow, you will get the time exactly."
What was the time of day when the professor spoke?