[extropy-chat] Puzzle - Short Tale

Damien Broderick thespike at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 6 00:27:45 UTC 2004

> [Original Message]
> From: natashavita at earthlink.net <natashavita at earthlink.net>
 > Date: 2/5/2004 5:06:47 PM

> I figured that it would take
> less time to come down the hill because going up the hill the Monk would
> tire, and coming down, he would be exhilarated.
> But, if the Monk was drinking the morning he comes down the hill, he could
> have ended up anywhere and taken twice as long.
> Since most monks tend to be fat, going up the hill would be tough, and
> coming down would be even faster.

Doesn't matter, as long as he doesn't stray from the track. He can take a
fast train trip to the top and trudge down alongside the train-line all the
way, or vice versa, as long as he starts at the same time each day (or,
alternatively, ends up at the same time, either one).

Damien Broderick

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