Imagine the following: you are walking through the woods and a huge bear is going to attack you. You are running for your dear life, but he is getting closer and closer...
How can you escape from the bear?
A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman - a beautiful girl named Monica. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Monica seven apples. Why?
Trains travel from one town to another town all day, always on the same track, always going nonstop and at the same speed. The noon train took 80 minutes to complete the trip, but the 4 PM train took an hour and 20 minutes. Why?
Today is more windy than yesterday, will a return flight take the same time, less time, or the same amount of time to complete?
(The 'Google Riddles' are interview questions those who wish to get hired were asked).
Let's do a worked example. Lets say our plane has to travel 300 miles there and 300 miles back. It has a standard cruising speed of 600mph. In the case of no wind it will travel the 600 miles in 1 hour exactly. Simple enough. Let us say that the wind speed is 100mph so the plane will be wind assisted to 700mph and slowed to 500mph - Wind Assisted: 300 miles at 700mph takes 0.429 hours - Wind Slowed: 300 miles at 500mph takes 0.6 hours - Total Time: 1.029 hours