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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 16, 1987

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    TheSoCalledExpert  over 10 years ago

    This has always been a simple formula: distance = rate x time / quantum traffic factor.

    In a Euclidean universe, we often approximate the quantum traffic factor = …. well my keyboard can’t type the symbols into this comment box.

    Now I know how Fermat felt.

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    Carbonic  about 10 years ago

    Why are they giving that question to 1st graders? Not even many 8th graders know that!

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    DragonWizzard  almost 10 years ago

    Calvin is smarter than most 8th graders.

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    pieisabeast  almost 10 years ago

    5:38 8.571428 repeating seconds. i’m 11

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    manasir  almost 10 years ago

    true…this question is totally not for 1st graders….no, not even in India !!

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    thaumkid  over 9 years ago

    It’s 5:40.

    What’s so hard about the relative speed Mr. Jones is traveling towards you being (35 + 40) = 75 MPH, and 50 is 2/3 of 75, so 2/3 of an hour goes by before you pass each other?

    Although, Calvin’s answer is probably more accurate.

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    bmonk  over 8 years ago

    And how far will the fly travel before being squashed between the cars?

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    yow4zip Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Calvin answered that one on the fly.

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    jassonlsm76  almost 5 years ago

    I’d add “Why should I care? Who the heck is Mr Jones?!”

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    Omniman  about 1 year ago

    40 min. thaumkid’s solution is correct.

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    Caerin  5 months ago

    I still don’t understand. None of these explanations is clear. They assume one knows something one does not know.

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