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How is it possible ?

  1. Jan 29, 2005 #1
    a man goes to town on wednesday, stays for 3 days and comes back
    on wednesday

    how is it possible ?
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  3. Jan 29, 2005 #2
    It takes him 2 days to get to town. He starts on wednesday morning and travels all of Wednesday and also Thursday. He arrives Friday in the morning. He stays Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Then he starts back Monday but is held back by a storm on Tuesday. He resumes travelling and returns Wednesday night.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2005
  4. Jan 29, 2005 #3
    Oh, this is an old one

    The mans horse is named wednesday
  5. Jan 29, 2005 #4
    cosmo got it right :)
  6. Jan 29, 2005 #5
    Puns are inferior to real answers. :grumpy:
  7. Jan 29, 2005 #6
    Maybe the man was moving relativistically :-)
  8. Jan 29, 2005 #7
    The trip home took the man 4 days.

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  9. Mar 1, 2005 #8


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    If his horse is named wednesday, it should be "he went to town on Wednesday" (note the upper case W).
  10. Mar 1, 2005 #9
    Wednesday should be capitalized anyways
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