# Some Mathematical Meandering II

/Here is a beautiful problem. This problem starts with a minimum of assumptions and soars to great heights in its simplicity of solution using high school calculus. It is called a "marvellous problem" by Carl M Bender and Steven A Orszag on page 33 of their legendary book *Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers.*** **Now be warned. Once you are captured by this problem its beauty could lead you on mathematical travels to distant places. Here is the Snowplow Problem.

*One day it started snowing at a heavy and steady rate. A snowplow started out at noon, going 2 miles the first hour and 1 mile the second hour. What time did it start snowing?*

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