Monkey is trying to climb a Coconut tree-Math riddle
A monkey is trying to climb a coconut tree. He takes 3 steps forward and slips back 2 steps downward. Each forward step is 30 cm and each backward step is 40cm. How many steps are required to climb a 100cm tree?
Explanation : 50 steps Each forward step = 30cm Each backward step = 40cm If monkey climbed 3 steps, means it covering 3*30=90cm If monkey slips 2 steps means = 2*40 = 80cm then monkey covers only 10cm. Therefore for covering 10 cm monkey has to take 5 steps. Then for climbing 100 cm tree it takes 100 ÷ 10 = 10cm For covering 100cm, it should take 5*10 = 50 steps.