Frog and Well | Puzzle

/Frog and Well | Puzzle

A frog is at the bottom of a 30 meter well. Each day he summons enough energy for one 3 meter leap up the well. Exhausted, he then hangs there for the rest of the day. At night, while he is asleep, he slips 2 meters backwards. How many days does it take him to escape from the well?

Solution: 28 days

Explanation

Day 1 – It jumps 3 meters. 0 + 3 = 3.
Then falls back 2 at night. 3 – 2 = 1
Day 2 – It jumps 3 meters. 1 + 3 = 4.
Then falls back 2 at night. 4 – 2 = 2.

Day 27 – It jumps 3 meters. 26 + 3 = 29.
Then falls back 2 at night. 29 – 2 = 27.
Day 28 – It jumps 3 meters. 27 + 3 = 30

May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Puzzles|
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