Riddle #617

Question: An ant gets onto one end of a tight rope that is 1 meter long. The ant is traveling at 1 centimeter per second, but the entire rope is being stretched an extra 1 meter (1,000 centimeters) a second (it can be stretched forever).

Will the ant ever reach the other end of the rope?

Origin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant_on_a_rubber_rope

Riddle Discussion

By: DeafJeff on 29/4/15

No. And a meter is only 100 centimeters long, not 1000.

By: Bandanaman on 26/6/14

Heat death of the universe though.

By: gandalf on 27/6/14

The earliest this could happen is a googolplex years and it has no definable timeline. Also, this riddle is primarily theoretical.

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