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New post 07 Sep 2008, 00:25
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Hi All,

if you read this, Driving 1.5 times slower, Bill was late for school today.

if Bill's normal speed = v
what will be his speed today?

v/1.5?
v/2.5?

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New post 07 Sep 2008, 00:40
judokan wrote:
Hi All,

if you read this, Driving 1.5 times slower, Bill was late for school today.

if Bill's normal speed = v
what will be his speed today?

v/1.5?
v/2.5?


This is not possible/ One could drive 1.5 times faster but not slower.

What does the rest of the pack think?
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New post 07 Sep 2008, 01:56
But this appears in a question, I forgot the source though

GMBA85 wrote:
judokan wrote:
Hi All,

if you read this, Driving 1.5 times slower, Bill was late for school today.

if Bill's normal speed = v
what will be his speed today?

v/1.5?
v/2.5?


This is not possible/ One could drive 1.5 times faster but not slower.

What does the rest of the pack think?

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New post 07 Sep 2008, 05:47
why it is not poss to drive 1.5 times slower?
if it is possible to drive 1.5 times faster , why not slower also?
X is 1.5 times slower than Y is the same thing as X is 0.66times as fast as Y.


if A drives at 100 kmph, B drives at 66 kmph, then B is 1.5 times slower than B.

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arjtryarjtry wrote:
why it is not poss to drive 1.5 times slower?
if it is possible to drive 1.5 times faster , why not slower also?
X is 1.5 times slower than Y is the same thing as X is 0.66times as fast as Y.


if A drives at 100 kmph, B drives at 66 kmph, then B is 1.5 times slower than B.


Easy arjtryarjtry.... As per my understanding 1.5 times 100km/h would be 150 km/hr.. so thats why I said it aint possible.
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New post 07 Sep 2008, 10:09
sorry dude. i just realised my folly, but i never meant any offense.

just that i was like " oh my god!!! something i believed in all these days is actually wrong?? so i tried real hard to get it back on track"

lets have a :food :band :drunk :beer

whatsay?? :wink:

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GMBA85 wrote:
arjtryarjtry wrote:
why it is not poss to drive 1.5 times slower?
if it is possible to drive 1.5 times faster , why not slower also?
X is 1.5 times slower than Y is the same thing as X is 0.66times as fast as Y.


if A drives at 100 kmph, B drives at 66 kmph, then B is 1.5 times slower than B.


Easy arjtryarjtry.... As per my understanding 1.5 times 100km/h would be 150 km/hr.. so thats why I said it aint possible.


However, what you said is correct.
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GMBA85 wrote:
GMBA85 wrote:
arjtryarjtry wrote:
why it is not poss to drive 1.5 times slower?
if it is possible to drive 1.5 times faster , why not slower also?
X is 1.5 times slower than Y is the same thing as X is 0.66times as fast as Y.


if A drives at 100 kmph, B drives at 66 kmph, then B is 1.5 times slower than B.


Easy arjtryarjtry.... As per my understanding 1.5 times 100km/h would be 150 km/hr.. so thats why I said it aint possible.


However, what you said is correct.


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arjtryarjtry wrote:
sorry dude. i just realised my folly, but i never meant any offense.

just that i was like " oh my god!!! something i believed in all these days is actually wrong?? so i tried real hard to get it back on track"

lets have a :food :band :drunk :beer

whatsay?? :wink:


It's all cool mate. :-D

I just got a little confused !
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New post 08 Sep 2008, 20:31
So, what is your answer, I also think it is impossible, let's say A goes at 100m/h, if B goes 1.5 times faster, it would be 150m/h over the 100m/h, or 250m/h. Now if B is going 1.5 times slower then it would be 150m/h under the 100m/h, or -50m/h. If going on reverse counts as -50m/h then it might be possible, but you have to be moving away from the goal or target, so you would never get there.
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