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## Aardvark to Beeville

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 Puzzle ID: #1354 Fun: (2.3) Difficulty: (1.6) Category: Math Submitted By: psychodude57

A man drove from Aardvark to Beeville. On the first day he travelled 1/3 of the distance. On day two he travelled 1/2 of the remaining distance. On day three he travelled 2/3 of the remaining distance. On day four, after covering 3/4 of the remaining distance, he was still 5 miles away from Beeville. How many miles had he covered so far?

### Answer

175 miles.
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## Comments

 fishmed Jul 17, 2003 I come up with 180 several times. Could you or anyone show me where this answer comes from? krishnan Aug 13, 2003 The total distance is 180 miles. So he has travelled 175 miles so far. fishmed Aug 13, 2003 Oops, forgot the last 5 miles in the puzzle. My bad. canu Jul 15, 2004 What is he driving? A horse and buggy? Sane Mar 21, 2005 Yay I got it! javaguru Feb 08, 2009 Pretty simple in my head. 2/3 x 1/2 x 1/3 x 1/4 = 1/36. So 5 is 1/36 and traveled distance is 5x35=175. Jimbo Apr 04, 2009 You see kiddies, from Java's answer, that because the numerical fact given is 5 km remainin,g that the easy way to do it is to work on the fraction REMAINING rather rather than the fraction travelled. Voila!

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