# Forum:A Math Problem.

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You're driving a bus, and you pick up eight people, each of which slows the bus down by .003%. You drive for 80 miles, at an altitude of forty feet above sea level. You stop four times. One of the times you stop for five minutes and pick up eight passengers. Each of the other times, you stop for only long enough to refill your gas, which is burnt at a rate of 51 miles per gallon, when traveling on a highway with a steady slope and little wind resistence. Your speed stays relatively stable (give or take two or three miles per hour, depending on wind factors, and the effects of the slipstreams of the other vehicles around you), and the number of passengers weighing down the bus remains constant, aside from one point when an obese woman weighing 150 pounds falls out of her seat at a velocity described by the following formula:

$v(t) = \frac{mg}{b}\left(1-e^{-bt/m}\right)$

About half way through the trip, the gas tank springs a leak, which grows exponentially larger in relation to the speed of the bus and the combined weight of the passengers. If you make no further stops along the way, and your speed is 45 miles per hour, and you need to arrive at your destination in a half hour or face a possible demotion...how many fingers am I holding up? --THE 18:45, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Are you holding up 3 fingers? User:Uncyclopedian/sig

I'm just holding up the one actually... Feb 1, 18:54

Answer: Your name is THE!--Sir OCdt Jedravent CUN UmP VFH PLS ACS WH 04:16, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
All wrong. The answer to questions like these is always tl;dr. - P.M., WotM, & GUN, Sir Led Balloon (Tick Tock) (Contribs) 18:22, Feb 2
Question: where'd they make a bus that gets 51 mpg? Unsolicited conversation Extravagant beauty PEEING 19:12, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
In the same place where I have 486 fingers. --THE 20:37, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
/me scratches another vacation destination off list. 22:06, 3 February 2008 (UTC)