math word problem
posted by M.A. on .
The Main Hall on the college campus has four main levels, from the basement up to the third floor. The technology staff in the basement occasionally needs to see the President, who is on the first floor, and the Dean who is on the third floor. The stairs from floor to floor all have the same number of steps. How many times as high is the climb from the basement to the third floor (and back) as a climb from the basement to the first floor (and back)?
2
2.5
3
Unable to determine
Explain your answer.

With the same number of steps, it would be 3 times. Now you see if you can explain it.