Two Ways Home on a Dark and Stormy Night!
RAY: Here's the answer:
The restaurant is located one block north of their house, but in an area of town with all one-way streets. So the drive from the restaurant to the house involves driving one block west, one block south, and finally one block east.
By the inebriated brother's plan, the total amount of driving for the two cars is still six blocks. But by driving the first car all the way home, he only had to walk a total of one block back to the restaurant to get his snarked brother and the second car and drive it home.
RAY: So who's our winner?
TOM: Our winner this week is Andres Diaz from Santa Fe, New Mexico. And for having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Andres is going to get a $26 gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at cartalk.com, with which Andres can get a Car Talk 2009 page-a-day calendar!
RAY: Congratulations, Andres!
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