Quandaries and Queries


I am a teacher at Abundant Life Christian Academy in Margate, FL and one of my students attending our summer camp handed me these two questions today. Can you provide the solutions?


A young man's car developed a flat tire while he was driving along a deserted street. He pulled over to the curb and did all the usual things; removed the hub cap; unscrewed the lugs and rested them carefully in the hub cap, jacked up the car. As he was putting the spare tire onto the axle he accidentally kicked the hub cap. The lugs rolled out, and all five of them rolled down a nearby grate. Peering through the bars of the grate the man thought he could see the lugs about 6 feet below in a shallow water puddle. He had a problem, how do you think he solved it?

It is noon, your lunch hour, but you can not go out because there is a terrific hailstorm. Turning on your radio you hear the weathercaster predict that the hail will change to rain and that it will pour all day today. How can you determine the sun will be shining in 36 hours? Justify your answer.



Hi Fred,

I think I would take one lug from each of the three remaining wheels, put the spare tire on with three lugs and drive slowly to the nearest auto repair shop.

What time is it 36 hours after noon?



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