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The Snail Puzzle

A snail is climbing up a slippery 30 inch wall. It climbs 5 inches a minute, but then slides back 4 inches. How many minutes will it take to reach the top of the wall?

Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales by Theoni Pappas


September 13, 2010 at 4:20 am Leave a comment