Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Math problem for today

Ok... if a train leaves Seattle at 5:15, going 45 mph....
And another train leaves New York, going 70 mph....
And a tree falls in the forest....
How many minutes til the New York train plunges into the ocean because the engineer was too drunk to realize he was headed in the wrong direction?

10 comments:

amisare waswerebeen said...

It depends. Is the train going backwards or forwards in the wrong direction? Is it happy hour? Was the tree old or did it just give up on life and fall over? You make me laugh.

Janna said...

Amisare: The train is going backward, but the engineer thinks it's going forward. It's exactly three and a half minutes past happy hour, and the tree gave up on life after seeing one too many episodes of "American Idol".

Meloncutter said...

The answer is three.

Later Y'all

Mr. Fabulous said...

No, the correct answer is The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

Amateurs.

Matt-Man said...

It depends on what kind of tree it was.

Morgen said...

Sixteen!
Sixteen Minutes!!!
And you thought I wasn't good at math on standardized tests!
Ha!

amisare waswerebeen said...

Then I would have to say 10 1/2, provided that the engineer had only been drinking straight vodka.

Janna said...

Thanks for all your comments!
I salute and respect your logic.
Some of you were close, but the correct answer is "purple."
Thanks for playing, and stay tuned for future math problems!

Travis said...

I dispute all these answers because the true and correct answer is - because a vest has no sleeves.

Janna said...

Travis: Well, sure, that's the answer you get if you use the METRIC system...