Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Math story problem

Question:

Larry, Moe and Curly normally fall asleep somewhere between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and wake up between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m.

One night they take a late flight home, and on the airplane they sleep for 20 minutes, 1 1/2 hours, and 2 hours, respectively. At the end of the flight they are awakened, then they shuffle dazedly through the airport while their parents carry all seven bags. On the 30 minute drive home Larry and Moe stay awake but Curly falls asleep. Back at home, they play for 20 minutes before going to bed at 11 p.m.

At what time will they wake up the following morning?

Answer:

5:15 a.m.

2 comments:

lucythevaliant said...

Well of course!

Cassie said...

Sometimes on holidays and in the summer, we let the kids stay up late in the hope that they'll sleep in a little. Never, ever works. Don't know why we keep trying.