Snail on a pole

Objective: Snail crawling on a pole height of 10 meters. During the day, she rises to 4 meters per night descends to 3 meters. For some time the snail reaches the top of the column?

Snail on a pole. Snail crawling on a pole problem. Mathematics for blondes.
Snail on a pole

To solve this problem about a snail on a post need to revise some of its condition. The day the snail takes off the pole to a height of 4 meters. The post has a height of 10 meters. Reformulate the question: at what height should be a snail to a running start to fly to the top of the column? The answer to this question is easy to calculate:

10 - 4 = 6 meters

Now the second question: how many days should snail fidgeting up and down the pole to reach a height of 6 meters. Again, take the hands of the math and think:

6 / (4 - 3) = 6 days

As a result, we have six days cochlea will need to enter the starting position for a breakthrough victory, and one day for the race victory. The result is that the triumph of a snail on a post we will see after 7 days.

The same mathematical problem can be formulated with a modern twist. Look how it will sound in the Russian mathematical textbooks soon: From the border to Russia at the borders of NATO distance of 10 thousand kilometers. Green men move per day from the Russian border to NATO at the border at a distance of 4000 kilometers. During the night, NATO troops cast of unknown green men on the 3,000 kilometers back to Russia. How many days disappear NATO? The answer to this problem is the same: after 7 days of the great light of the Russian world illuminate the whole of Europe. By the way, the light of the Christian faith had once lit up Europe funeral pyres of the Inquisition. And the Third Reich sprawling across Europe recently. We must not forget history.

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