Posted by **Fayetta** on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 5:03pm.

Mythical Man question:

If it takes one person 3 months to complete a task, why does it take 4 people 6 months to complete the same task?

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**MathMate**, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 5:33pm
They are writing biographies of each other using only one computer. It takes 1/2 a month to write one.

With 3 people, there are 6 to write (A writes B, B writes C, C writes A, and vice versa).

With 4 people, there are 12 to write.

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