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This one is best done in Excel to work out the math. The
answer is 21 times in line A and 20 times in line B for a total time of 1094
minutes each.The trick to solving this
correctly is to realize that the person who stands in the corner of each
hallway actually shows up in both the vertical and horizontal corridors.
Without this assumption, lines A & B do not even converge on an exact time.
II) Lateral – The Day
He wasn’t taking a day off from work, but rather a day off
from “working out” either training or doing some exercise routine.
III) Converting The
The simple sequence to convert is just 1,2,3,4,5..etc
Writing them as full words you get:
The converted series is the Roman numeral value spelled in
each word…if one exists. (ie. SIX = 9) The number ELEVEN has L and V separated
though, and the fix is to multiply when this happens (ie. 50x5 = 250).
The next time this happens is thirty-five with I and IV. As
the puzzle stated “the problem is just like the last one”
1x4 = 4, which is 14 iterations away (around a dozen)