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Is this possible?

So a kid walks to and from school everyday, walking uphill both ways without ever going downhill. How is this possible? I want to know what you think. When I get five answers I will tell you mine.

My answer is this:
His parents are separated and He lives with his Mother at the bottom of a hill. In the morning he walks to school, The school halfway up the hill. After school His mom is at work so he goes to his Fathers house. which is at the top of the hill.

he lives on a boat, the tide will change the angle of the gangplank

PaulJ915 days ago

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Toga_Dan22 days ago

living on a ship, when the kids go to class, the ship slowly rolls to that side. when they walk home to their cabins, the ship slowly rolls to that side. uphill both ways.

vanweb23 days ago

the answer "His parents are separated and He lives with his Mother at the bottom of a hill. In the morning he walks to school, The school halfway up the hill. After school His mom is at work so he goes to his Fathers house. which is at the top of the hill." would not work as it can only happen once. and the original questions says he does this everyday. So in the solution once he reaches his fathers house the next morning he will have to walk downhill to get back to school. Which is against the premise.

www13910 months ago

the kid takes a plane to school and he walks home (that is... if his school is farther away when he flies than when he walks)

:)

canucksgirl2 years ago
Yes its possible. The school is on a hillside and has several floors. When the kid goes to school he/she walks uphill on Road A to the front door of the school. After school the kid exits from the back door which is on a lower level than the front door and must walk uphill on Road B to get home. Since you didn't specify, I'm saying that the kid uses two roads. If he/she must walk on the same road both ways, then the school remains the same, but the road is "U" shaped like a cul-de-sac and wraps around the school. Therefore the kid goes uphill to the front door in the morning, and exits from the back door going uphill once again to get home.
genius!
It's due to the Earth's Axial tilt and rotation. Look at a globe and you
will see what I am talking about.
daredevil499 (author)  RavensCraft1 year ago
Haha, you are correct!
vanweb2 years ago
Second answer: His home and the school are on a street and that street is named "Uphill" Street.. there is an alternate route which is on another street named "Downhill" but he never walks on that road..
daredevil499 (author)  vanweb2 years ago
good answer, but the question means he also walked home going uphill.
Yes.. he walked the same street home and that street is named "Uphill".. :-)
daredevil499 (author)  vanweb1 year ago
fine i give you credit for a simple answer. you are correct
daredevil499 (author)  vanweb2 years ago
I mean the road or path he was walking on was angle going up.
By your original question vanweb is technically correct. Since the original question's obtuse and a trick, his is a rather clever solution.
Plo Koon1 year ago
heres some food for thot, as long as we're serving it: can a mustache have sideburns? would that b a fue man chu?
Jayefuu2 years ago
He lives in a space colony with a spinning ring to simulate gravity. His house is on one side and his school is on the other? As he's walking from one to the other neither is technically "uphill" but the other would always be "above" him.
rickharris2 years ago
He walks to school from his Grandparents house and walks home to his own.

His parents take him to the grandparents in the car.
daredevil499 (author)  rickharris2 years ago
Good answer
vanweb2 years ago
It is possible... He lives in a two story house.. and his school is also two stories... Both are "split level" buildings where there is an entrance/exit from both the top floor and the bottom floor.. being a health conscience child who wants exercise he leaves his home from his basement and walks uphill to the "top" entrance of the school. At the end of the day, when he leaves school, he leaves again from the bottom entrance and walks uphill home and enters in the upper entrance.
daredevil499 (author)  vanweb2 years ago
Good answer, I'll tell mine after 3 more answers.
is the question deliberately vague? "So a kid walks to school everyday, uphill both ways" so does that mean there are 2 way to get to school both of them up hill? it doesn't say it was up hill on the walk home.
daredevil499 (author)  liquidhandwash2 years ago
No, it means he walked uphill to school and when he went home he walk uphill. The only way he ever walked was uphill, never went downhill once.
iceng2 years ago
That is because it is un-even possible.
daredevil499 (author)  iceng2 years ago
Thanks