Situation. He lives in Rotherham, I live in Barnsley (close to the M1)
and tomorrow we are working in Bradford.
He wants me to meet him half way between our homes to save himself some
time in the morning instead of driving to my house.
I have tried to explain to him that even if I picked him up at home he
will still have to get up at the same time in the morning as he will be
almost passing my house 30 minutes after I have picking him up from home.
No brains at all.
That's assuming though, that your van and his car travel at the same speed.
As then obviously its going to take, him the same amount of time to travel from
Rotherham to Bradford regardless of what vehicle he's travelling in.
And so he'll need to get up at the same time.
However if his car is clapped out to the extent that it can't even get anywhere near the
relevant speed limits, then any part of the jouney which he can take in a faster vehicle
such as your van will shorten his journey time to that extent and will allow him to get
that bit later.
You'll doubtless be pleased to know that I had to first look those places up on a map,
and then try to work this our with pencil and paper, dots lines etc before
making this ground breaking insight.
All the information was in ARW's original post.
We were told Barnsley was on the way to Bradford from Rotherham.
We were also told the apprentice was expected to drive from Rotherham to
Barnsley and then they would both travel in the van together to Bradford.
I'm not sure why is this so difficult?
So which word or words, in the five word phrase as posted above
"instead of driving to my house."
are you having the greatest difficulty with ?
The arrangement as described by Adam is that the apprentice drives
to Adam's house in his own car, and then and only then do both
of them proceed on to Bradford.
What the apprentice is suggesting is that they meet half way
between his house and Adam's house. Basically Adam drived
back in the wrong direction.
Suppose for the sake of argument that the apprentice's house is 50 miles
from Adam's. And that the apprentice's car has a top speed of 40 mph.
That means it would take him 1 hr and 15 minutes to do thayt part
of the journey.
Or 37 and a half minutes to travel to the half way point
Adam's van meanwhile has a top speed of 50 mph. So it would take
Adam 1 hour exactly to cover that same distance; or 30 minutes
to reach the half way point.
So that to reach Adam's house - in his own car all the way it would
take the apprentice 1 hr and 15 minutes.
However if he travels in Adam's van from the half way point that's
37.5 plus 30 - 1hr 7.5 minutes. Seven and a half minutes quicker
for the same distance so he can get up seven and a half minutes later.
If you're still having difficulties with this, maybe you could show
it to somebody else.
Indeed, that would be the case if both vehicles travelled at the same
However as I also pointed out, if the speeds were different then that
would no longer apply. However the apprentice could only save on his
journey time, at the expense of Adam's journey time.
In the above example while the apprentice would save seven and a half
minutes, Adam would have added an extra 60 minutes to his journey
time - travelling an extra 25 miles there and another 25 miles
back from the half-way point back to where he started from.
Which is why from Adam's point of view if not the apprentice's
this is obviously not a very good idea.
Nah, he has got a brand one one. The old one had an unfortunate accident
when he took his gf to Alton Towers "for the ride of her life". He hit
the wall at Alton Towers car park on the way in and wrote his old car off.
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