Posted by **Taylor** on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 12:50pm.

The tail of a giant kangaroo is attached by a giant rubber band to a stake in the ground. A

flea is sitting on top of the stake eyeing the kangaroo (hungrily). The kangaroo sees the flea

leaps into the air and lands one mile from the stake (with its tail still attached to the stake by

the rubber band). The flea does not give up the chase but leaps into the air and lands on the

stretched rubber band one inch from the stake. The giant kangaroo, seeing this, again leaps

into the air and lands another mile from the stake (i.e., a total of two miles from the stake).

The flea is undaunted and leaps into the air again, landing on the rubber band one inch further

along. Once again the giant kangaroo jumps another mile. The flea again leaps bravely into

the air and lands another inch along the rubber band. If this continues indefinitely, will the flea

ever catch the kangaroo? (Assume the earth is flat and continues indefinitely in all directions.)

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**Writeacher**, Friday, April 2, 2010 at 3:09pm
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**xenon**, Monday, April 5, 2010 at 8:17pm
writeacher, is there anyway i can contact you?

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**Promys**, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 11:18pm
Now now

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**Manas**, Friday, March 11, 2011 at 12:26am
Easy! Piece of cake, buddy.

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