The Wiseman Steamship Company has a great reputation for punctual sailings. Every day at noon (Greenwich time) one of its ships leaves Southampton for New York. At exactly the same moment another ship leaves New York for Southampton. The crossing, in either direction, takes seven days and follows the same course. So, whenever a ship leaves either Southampton or New York, another ship is just docking there having arrived from the opposite direction.
You are lucky enough to get a ticket to travel Southampton to New York, how many Wiseman ships will you meet during your voyage to New York?
If you have not tried to solve it, have a go now. For everyone else the answer is after the break.
You meet all of the ones that have already set out and all the ones that set out during your journey – 15 in all!
Did you solve it?
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