Sunday Times Teaser 2940 – Getting There in the End
by Danny Roth
Published January 27 2019 (link)
A tractor is ploughing a furrow in a straight line. It starts from rest and accelerates at a constant rate, taking a two-digit number of minutes to reach its maximum speed of a two-digit number of metres per minute. It has, so far, covered a three-digit number of metres. It now maintains that maximum speed for a further single-digit number of minutes and covers a further two-digit number of metres. It then decelerates to rest at the same rate as the acceleration. I have thus far mentioned ten digits and all of them are different.
What is the total distance covered?