Today's mentalfloss.com **Brain Game ***Think Thursday* is a classic puzzle included in Robert Tocquet's 1957 book *The Magic of Numbers (2+2=4). *Enjoy!

Two cars are making a return journey between two towns 200 miles apart. The first car does the journey there at a speed of 50 miles per hour, and the return journey at a speed of 40 miles per hour. The second car makes the journeys both ways at an *average* speed of 45 miles per hour.

Which of the two cars takes the

less time to cover the whole distance?

Here is the

SOLUTION.

**THE SOLUTION:**

**The second car takes less time (8 hours, 53 minutes) than the first car (9 hours).**

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