Here is this week’s thinking challenge. This puzzle is from the book BrainMatics Logic Puzzles by Ivan Moscovich. As noted in the book, “This beautiful problem was invented by Edouard Lucas, the famous French 19th-century mathematician.” Enjoy!
“Every day at noon, a ship leaves Le Havre for New York and another ship leaves New York for Le Havre, at exactly the same time. The trip last seven days and seven nights. How many New York-LeHavre ships will the Le Havre-New York ship that departs today meet during its voyage to New York?”
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