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Brain Teaser: A snail goes up 3 feet during the day and falls 1 foot at night. How long does it take him to go up 10 feet?

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It doesn't say how long does it take him to make it ten feet up the wall. It just says, how long does it take for him to move up ten feet. That's 3 1/3 days (assuming equal movement throughout the day). Although he will have moved "up" ten feet, he will have also fallen back and will not be ten feet up the wall. Of course, you can also interpret it as the other answers suggest.

outside su

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4 days and 16 hours 16 hours because by the end of the 4th day, it is 8 feet up on the wall and only needs to climb up 2 feet. Well, assuming that the snail travels 3 feets uniformly throughout the day, then it needs to travel an additional (2/3)*24 = 16 hours for it to climb up that extra 2 feet for it to be at the height of 10 feet.

who su

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4 days and 8 hours, assuming the day is 12 hours long and the night is 12 hours long. Almost agree with the >4 days answer above, however not quite agree with the (2/3)*24=16 hours part. The snail climbs 3 feet in the day, which would definitely be shorter than 24 hours. If we assume the day means 24/2=12 hours. on the 5th day, the snail took 2/3*12=8 hours to reach 10 feet. So that would be 4 days and 8 hours, assuming the day is 12 hours long and the night is 12 hours long.

iris su

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similar question http://brainteaserbible.com/interview-brainteaser-snail-drainpipe-climbs-falls-at-night-how-long-reach-top

an87 su

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Almost seems too easy...you could simply say that the snail goes up 3 and down 1 every day, so it nets 2 ft which at that rate would take ten days. IMO, i think its important to ask what time of day it starts on the first day to give a more accurate answer... Also geographic location (it could be Barrow Alaska during winter, completely changing your answer.

Not too bad su

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Day 1: 3 Night 1: 2 Day 2: 5 Night 2: 4 Day 3: 7 Night 3: 6 Day 4: 9 Night 4: 8 Day 5: 11ft

Anonimo su

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