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May 8th, 2018, 11:08 PM   #11
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Country Boy stated "So the cord has doubled in length. The flea, that was 1 cm from the pole is now 2 cm from the pole." Hence the flea's movement due to the cord being stretched by the rabbit is being taken into account. This is an old puzzle.
I think he is stating this as a sequence of unrelated events. First the cord doubles in length, then the flea is 2cm away (as a result of it jumping by 1cm).

This is supported in the next step where he concludes that the flea is 3cm away.
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As two jumps by the flea take it to 3cm away, the stretching is being taken into account by Country Boy. In the next step, it's stated that the flea's distance increases to 4.5cm due to stretching and then the next jump by the flea increases that to 5.5cm.
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As two jumps by the flea take it to 3cm away, the stretching is being taken into account by Country Boy. In the next step, it's stated that the flea's distance increases to 4.5cm due to stretching and then the next jump by the flea increases that to 5.5cm.
You are right. I can't read.
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