# Puzzles & Games Bumble bee & the bikes-Solved

Discussion in 'Puzzles & Games' started by helenheaven, Sep 12, 2004.

2 Bicycles are 20 kms apart. They each start heading towards each other at 10kms per hour. There is a bumble bee on one of the bikes. When they start, the bumble bee flys at 20km per hour to the other bike and then back again and so on, until the 2 bikes have reached each other. How far does the bumble bee fly?

[Edited on 11-21-2004 by pineappleupsidedown]

Almost this exact question was published in my newspaper, so i wont post the answer. Where did you get this from though?

---pineapple

If I say where someone might look it up...but they can if they wish....

I got it via google....pages from New Zealand

I just saw this in a book about a famous number theorist (Paul Erdos) . The answer can be infinitely long to solve numerically , or very short if common sense is used .

I won't post the answer either , but everyone give a look at Paul Erdos if you get a chance . He traveled the world collaborating on number problems all his life . No home , no posessions , just numbers and couch surfing..... amazing

Anybody NOT seen this question b4 and know the answer? lol

---pineapple

6. ### olprtNew Member

the bikes take one hour to reach each other..so the bee would be traveling for one hour nd cover 20km