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An Automotive Riddle of Possibilities and Impossibilities

The Puzzler


RAY: Here's the hint. It would take us ten times longer to do it if at all now, and that's really the only hint, that ten times longer.


TOM: Yeah, if we take the ten literally.


RAY: Well, it is literal. I didn't say about ten. If you go back to the early days of cars, the thing that you could never get your car to do was to make it to 100,000 miles and flip the odometer over from all nines to all zeros. As cars improved, you will able to do that.


TOM: Sure.


RAY: But now you can't do it on most cars because they've added another digit. They've added a sixth digit.


TOM: And you have to go 1,000,000 miles.


RAY: And it's ten times harder to do it than it used to be. Do we have a winner?


TOM: Yes, we do. The Winner is Linda Soyars from Aiken, South Carolina. Congratulations, Linda!

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