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Puzzle ID:#688
Fun:*** (2.63)
Difficulty:* (1.01)
Submitted By:flipakosayo***
Corrected By:shenqiang




A boat has a ladder hanging off the side that has six rungs. Each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at its highest, how many rungs are under water?


None, the boat rises with the tide.

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Aug 31, 2004

Oct 27, 2005

It's "its", not "it's"
Feb 06, 2006

I was gonna do that one!
Jun 27, 2006

classic one... but i guess a nice classic one
Oct 11, 2006

This is older than Noah's boat ride.
Jan 22, 2007

this teaser is played out!
Apr 20, 2007

actually it's "its." you don't say "when the tide is at it is highest," do you?

good teaser, although it is a little bit old. one of my friends told me it, so i knew the answer.
Nov 02, 2008

This was actually the first time I had heard it. Good teaser! I liked it!
Oct 27, 2009

Jun 04, 2012

I thought the ladder just floated on the top of the water.

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