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    A truck weighing exactly 12,000 pounds, including the weight of the driver and cargo, approaches a 100-mile long bridge that has a maximum capacity of exactly 12,000 pounds.
    The driver attempts to cross, and is at the halfway point when a seagull lights on the hood of the truck.
    Is the bridge in danger of collapse?

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    Just posting to bring this one back to the top of the page.

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      No ! If the total weight of the truck was 12;000 pounds at the start of crossing the bridge, and the driver drove 50 miles (half way of the 100 mile bridge) the weight of fuel burned would be more than the weight of the seagull, thus the truck, with seagull, would be under the allowed 12;000 pounds !

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        BHR - Right you are. Have another cigar!

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          Originally posted by bowhunter75richard View Post
          No ! If the total weight of the truck was 12;000 pounds at the start of crossing the bridge, and the driver drove 50 miles (half way of the 100 mile bridge) the weight of fuel burned would be more than the weight of the seagull, thus the truck, with seagull, would be under the allowed 12;000 pounds !
          Unless it's one of the seagulls that live in my local Burger King parking lot. Those suckers are huge!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MattM37 View Post

            Unless it's one of the seagulls that live in my local Burger King parking lot. Those suckers are huge!
            Matt, that just earned you a big :-)) !

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