Newsgroups: rec.gambling.poker, rec.puzzles, alt.math.recreational
From: RichD <r_delaney2...@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:49:51 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Tues, Oct 9 2012 12:49 am
Subject: Re: the runner's problem
On Oct 6, "Jason Pawloski" <a679...@webnntp.invalid> wrote:
>> > You've entered a road race. It's around a loop, a lakesideIn math puzzles like this, one makes the simplest assumptions.
> > > race, but very long, like a marathon.
> > > It contains a large field of competitors, including Median
> > > After a while, you get bored, so you start to count the
> > Regardless of the distribution of runner's speeds only the
> Is there a hidden assumption somewhere that the speed of each
> You can get in trouble pretty quickly if half of the field is running at aThat's an interesting question.
> constant speed and the other half is oscillating at a fixed period so that
> they are running faster and slower than you.
If a runner's speed oscillates, both faster and slower than
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