Train ProblemMystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.
Elliot the detective heard the news of a double murder that occurred on a train.
"The driver and the conductor were on the opposite ends of the train, but both were shot at the same time", reported a policeman who was at the center of the train at the time. The policeman had heard both gunshots at the same time. The train was travelling 150 kilometers per hour. Elliot immediately realized that the driver and the conductor were not killed at the same time. How is it so?
AnswerSince the train was going at 150 km/h, the sound of the gunshot in the front of the train would reach the policeman's ears faster than the gunshot from the back of the train. So the conductor was shot first.
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