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The Mathematician in the Desert (Math Chat)

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Author:Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Description: A mathematician, lost in the desert, hears a single toot from a train due west. He knows that the train goes at constant speed in a straight line, but he forgets in which direction. What direction should he walk?

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Articles
Math Topics: Equations

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