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Puzzle ID:#966
Fun:*** (2.36)
Difficulty:** (1.71)
Category:Math
Submitted By:Michelle***

 

 

 



Two friends decide to get together; so they start riding bikes towards each other. They plan to meet halfway. Each is riding at 6 MPH. They live 36 miles apart. One of them has a pet carrier pigeon and it starts flying the instant the friends start traveling. The pigeon flies back and forth at 18 MPH between the 2 friends until the friends meet. How far does the pigeon travel?

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Answer

It takes 3 hours for the friends to meet; so the pigeon flies for 3 hours at 18 MPH=54 miles.

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