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Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:30 pm
by RickD
It's the time of the month that I allow my wife out of the basement for good behavior. So, we are staying in a condo near Destin, FL.

So, here's the simple math problem. First one who correctly answers, gets a fruitcake emoticon as reward.

We left our home near Jacksonville, FL at 7:35 AM. After stopping a couple of times, we arrived at our condo at 12:05 PM. How long did the trip take?

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:42 pm
by PaulSacramento
Too long.

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:51 pm
by RickD
PaulSacramento wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:42 pm
Too long.
I see math is not a strong suit of Canadians.

Anyone else?

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:52 pm
by PaulSacramento
RickD wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:51 pm
PaulSacramento wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:42 pm
Too long.
I see math is not a strong suit of Canadians.

Anyone else?
I fling my nose at you sir ! ( said with an outrageous french accent)

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:22 pm
by BavarianWheels
RickD wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:30 pm
It's the time of the month that I allow my wife out of the basement for good behavior. So, we are staying in a condo near Destin, FL.

So, here's the simple math problem. First one who correctly answers, gets a fruitcake emoticon as reward.

We left our home near Jacksonville, FL at 7:35 AM. After stopping a couple of times, we arrived at our condo at 12:05 PM. How long did the trip take?
Define "trip".

Actual moving time or overall?

If the latter, I would guess the answer is 4.5 hrs according to your timings.
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Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:47 pm
by B. W.
RickD wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:30 pm
It's the time of the month that I allow my wife out of the basement for good behavior. So, we are staying in a condo near Destin, FL.

So, here's the simple math problem. First one who correctly answers, gets a fruitcake emoticon as reward.

We left our home near Jacksonville, FL at 7:35 AM. After stopping a couple of times, we arrived at our condo at 12:05 PM. How long did the trip take?
Where's the condo?

How many restrooms are along the way...you are getting a wee bit old Rick and those bathroom breaks would slow anyone down at your age!
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Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:49 pm
by Philip
"Too long."

:pound:

And whose "time of month" is it we're speaking of - as that could be a crucial variable in the question!

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:45 pm
by thatkidakayoungguy
RickD wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:30 pm
It's the time of the month that I allow my wife out of the basement for good behavior. So, we are staying in a condo near Destin, FL.

So, here's the simple math problem. First one who correctly answers, gets a fruitcake emoticon as reward.

We left our home near Jacksonville, FL at 7:35 AM. After stopping a couple of times, we arrived at our condo at 12:05 PM. How long did the trip take?
Bout 4.5 hours overall.
Unless the trip doesn't include breaks, but that is an unknown variable I'll call X.

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:01 pm
by RickD
Nobody has guessed correctly.

Is anyone worthy of the fruitcake emoticon?

Surely you all aren't idiots?

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:52 pm
by RickD
All info needed to find the correct answer, is in the original post.

This is a real life question. When someone gets the correct answer, I'll explain why it kinda freaked me out a little. It's not something I've ever experienced, and frankly, had never even thought of until it happened.

Anyone who does any cross country driving may understand.

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:14 pm
by Philip
Please don't go all quantum physics on us!

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:40 pm
by RickD
Philip wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:14 pm
Please don't go all quantum physics on us!
I assure you that there's no physics of any kind, involved in getting the answer.

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:55 pm
by DBowling
Since you are travelling from the Eastern Time Zone to the Central Time Zone, I'd say 5.5 hours.
Does this mean that I'm a fruitcake? :P

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:58 am
by RickD
DBowling wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:55 pm
Since you are travelling from the Eastern Time Zone to the Central Time Zone, I'd say 5.5 hours.
Does this mean that I'm a fruitcake? :P
We have a winnar!

That's the first time in my life that I've driven into a different time zone. As soon as I passed the sign indicating central time zone, our iPhone clocks went back an hour. For a brief moment, I was living the life of Marty McFly!

Here's your :fruitcake:

Re: Easy math problem

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:47 am
by Philip
Gotta admit, I never realized that the time zone angled down across that part of FL - I'd always assumed all of the state was on EST.