BBC RADIO 4: Today: Puzzle for Today

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Release date: 31/7/2019

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The Derbyshire Ale Trail sees people travel back and forth between the 7 stations drinking a pint in each station pub. Trains stopping at all the stations depart from the 1st and 7th stations on every hour. Every half hour trains depart from stations 1 and 7, whose only midline stop is station 4. Knowing each adjacent station is 10 minutes train ride apart and a pint takes 30 minutes to drink, what is the quickest time in which someone starting at station 1 could complete the Ale Trail?

~Today’s #PuzzleForToday has been set by Dr Geoff Evatt, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester

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TitlePuzzle for Today
Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
Media typeRadio
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date31/07/19
Description
Puzzle No. 535 – Wednesday 31 July

The Derbyshire Ale Trail sees people travel back and forth between the 7 stations drinking a pint in each station pub. Trains stopping at all the stations depart from the 1st and 7th stations on every hour. Every half hour trains depart from stations 1 and 7, whose only midline stop is station 4. Knowing each adjacent station is 10 minutes train ride apart and a pint takes 30 minutes to drink, what is the quickest time in which someone starting at station 1 could complete the Ale Trail?

Today’s #PuzzleForToday has been set by Dr Geoff Evatt, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5QRJVT9znHc1w4BxlV4HndR/puzzle-for-today
PersonsGeoffrey Evatt