# Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 16, 1987

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1. ##### TheSoCalledExpertover 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.

2. ##### Carbonicabout 10 years ago

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

3. ##### DragonWizzardalmost 10 years ago

Calvin is smarter than most 8th graders.

4. ##### pieisabeastalmost 10 years ago

5:38 8.571428 repeating seconds. i’m 11

5. ##### manasiralmost 10 years ago

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

6. ##### thaumkidover 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.

7. ##### bmonkover 8 years ago

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

8. ##### yow4zipPremium Memberover 8 years ago

Calvin answered that one on the fly.

9. ##### jassonlsm76almost 5 years ago

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

10. ##### Omnimanabout 1 year ago

40 min. thaumkid’s solution is correct.

11. ##### Caerin5 months ago

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