Posted by: soot
Escalator Math - 12/08/12 11:31 AM
When Ted walked down the down-moving escalator, he reached the bottom after taking 50 steps. As an experiment, he then ran up the same escalator, one step at a time, reaching the top after taking 125 steps. Assuming that Ted went up five times as fast as he went down (that is, took five steps to every one step before), and that he made each trip at a constant speed, how many steps would be visible if the escalator stopped running?