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Tower of Terror

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#27225
Fun:*** (2.83)
Difficulty:*** (2.17)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:bigSWAFF_69_Aus******
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



Swaff was traveling in an elevator, being cool, when he suddenly heard the cord supporting the elevator snap. Being the cool guy that he is, he knew of a myth where if you could jump at the right time, you could possibly be able to survive a plunge in an elevator.

Now, when Swaff was a boy, he spent all of his math classes making fun of his female teacher's moustache. He never paid attention, so he was a tad bit slow in his mathematical calculations. He did, however, have a very bizarre talent, in which he could tell the exact speed he was traveling. That came in pretty lucky today.

Swaff knew he was falling at an even rate of 50 miles per hour. When the cord snapped, he was exactly 110 feet above the ground. He knew that he must jump at the right time to have any hopes of surviving.

Now, after doing the math, please tell me when Swaff jumped.




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Comments

safire2191*us**
Nov 29, 2005

awesome teaser! i thought the answer was gonna be something like "the right time"
SunroseAus*
Nov 29, 2005

Enjoyed this teaser Very good job in writing it.
cdrockAus*
Nov 29, 2005

Good teaser Swaff

I had fun not figuring it out
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Nov 29, 2005

I'm glad you like it Cd , really, coming from you, it is such an honor

(really, even though I know your just saying that , thanks)
jinxman
Dec 01, 2005

no offense it was really really cool,and there is no point in saying this but as a fact,jumping in an elevator does not save your life.but i say what i hear,not what i know!please dont pay out on me!
TalkingOptimist*
Dec 02, 2005

GRR! I was so way off!
I hate being wrong, but it was fun all the same.
DaveC**
Dec 02, 2005

I didn't even try to figure it out, which turned out to be the right thing to do. Good Job!!!!!
Poseidon
Dec 03, 2005

the mustache teacher and magical gennnnnnie or whatever gave it some nice flavor. (this guy got dettention A LOT didn't he?
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Dec 03, 2005

The whole "math teacher with a mustache" isn't "fake"..... My algebra teacher has a mustache (and yes, she is a girl)
achnid*us*
Dec 03, 2005

ewwwww. woman with a big moustache kinda funny though.
if the elevator falls with enough force to kill swaff on impact it would probly colapse the ceiling as well killing him either way. Also most modern elevators have secondary cables. And most have emergency brakes.
precious1026Aus*
Dec 12, 2005

Now that was funny. Yes, I agree he was already dead. He would have been better off, trying to figure out how to match his jumping skills with the elevator's rapid decline into the shaft, than to attempt a calculation. Excellent Teaser. I like my Teasers funny. D Well, I mean your Teasers funny. :
precious1026Aus*
Dec 12, 2005

Now that was funny. Yes, I agree he was already dead. He would have been better off, trying to figure out how to match his jumping skills with the elevator's rapid decline into the shaft, than to attempt a calculation. Excellent Teaser. I like my Teasers funny. D Well, I mean your Teasers funny. :
alveraz9**
Dec 16, 2005

I loved it!
Timus
Dec 25, 2005

It is 0.682 seconds. 1.5 is the inverse of the former. x/v=t
sgtammoAus*
Dec 27, 2005

Good teaser.
pinkyjr
Dec 28, 2005

I would just jump when I got really close to the ground!
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Dec 28, 2005

How would you know when you are close to the ground?
aussiebrown666
Dec 28, 2005

Good teaser. Unless you can jump at the same rate as the elevator is dropping, you'll pretty much be gone.
michelle3617Aus*
Feb 21, 2006

haha
zigthepigAen*
May 01, 2006

ANOTHER awesome teaser Swaffy. Very cleverly thought of. This, it seems, was not the end for Swaff...
akl21Aus*
Jul 03, 2006

Good job! Mythbusters busted that myth, but it was still a good teaser.
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Jul 05, 2006

I got the idea for the teaser from Mythbusters actually.
ZelvinrocksAus*
Dec 02, 2006

That was a good one. When I figured out the problem, before I checked the answer I thought that he probably wouldn't be able to do it correctly. When I saw the answer it stated the obvious, he never would have the time, for that matter nobody would have the time.
phiphaAus*
Sep 11, 2007

You can't jump. When the elevator is falling, you are flying actually.
kyashiAus*
Jun 14, 2008

really well written story! great teaser!



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