Problem: Average Speed

In a recent motor ride, it was found that we had gone at the rate of ten miles an hour, but we did the return journey over the same route, owing to the roads being more clear of traffic, at fifteen miles an hour. What was our average speed? Do not be too hasty in your answer to this simple little question, or it is pretty certain that you will be wrong.

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  1. Dudeney, H. E.: "Amusements in Mathematics", The Authors' Club, 1917

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