Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Sleight of Mind

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Sleight of Mind

Article excerpt

The first three correct responses to our "Sample Carrier" puzzle arrived as follows: First, Christopher C. Jurey, CFO, Inland Northwest Bank, Spokane, Wash. Next was Manuel Arevalo, vice-president, Wachovia National Bank, Summit, N.J., followed by Dennis Dwyer, Harris Bank, West Monroe, Chicago. Following is Jurey's solution, which is very explicit:

"I calculate that this puppy would be moving at about 1,047 MPH when he arrives at the lab. Had the engineer put the sample on a stick attached to the dog's collar that afforded the dog a view of the box hitting the ground, he would be moving about 4,189 MPH. As it is, once the dog doubled from 524 MPH to 1,047 MPH (I know, rounding) he couldn't hear the box hit the ground anymore."

A number of you overlooked an important word in the puzzle--hear.

As Christopher Jurey explained, when our mascot reached the speed of sound he could no longer hear the sample hit the ground. And did not increase his speed.

Comment from Beth Baughman, Bank of Aurora: "I Love the challenge generated by this column. …

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