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10 mph. Do I win a Big Red Cats trip?

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From: Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Leigh Daboll
Sent: Wed, July 19, 2006 5:34 PM
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Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Interesting skier speed study


Here's an old but interesting logic question:

A ski hill is exactly one (1) mile long.  A skier goes up the hill on the 
lift at 10 mph.  He then skiis down the hill at 30 mph.

What is the skier's average speed?

Leigh


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger Klinger" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Interesting skier speed study


> On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 12:56:43 -0400, Dana Dorsett <[log in to unmask]> 
> wrote:
>
>>Dave Mann [[log in to unmask]] writes:
>>
>>> Chris Henry wrote:
>>>> I know I've read before the well groomed ski slopes tend to be the
>>>> fastest slopes at a resort, so we can probably assume that this is
>>>> around this speed is about the top average speed on a slope.
>>>
>>>Do you have refs for that?  I would love to see that.
>>
>>I'd like to see the refs too, but " top average speed on a slope" can
>>far exceed anything that would normally show up in a short radar-gun
>>sampling.
>
> What the heck is a "top average speed"?
>
> You're either an average speed, or a top speed.  I can't see how you could 
> be both?
>
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