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A caterpillar climbs up a one-meter wall. For every 2 cm it climbs up, it slides down 1...
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The caterpillar climbs up a one-meter wall. For every 2 cm it climbs up, it slides down 1 cm. It takes 10 minutes for the caterpillar to climb to the top.
In this problem, the fact that the caterpillar slides down 1 cm for every 2 cm it climbs is irrelevant as the there is no mention of the time taken by the caterpillar to climb 2 cm. The time given is that taken by the caterpillar to climb to the top.
As the caterpillar can climb 1 m and reach the top of the wall in 10 minutes the time taken by it in terms of seconds is 10*60 = 600.
Posted by justaguide on June 3, 2013 at 4:39 PM (Answer #1)
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