Sherlock Holmes Riddle: Getting Out of Dry Wishing Well
Holmes and Jane were working on a case when Jane accidentally fell down a 30 feet deep dry well.
Holmes quickly lowered him down a rope. "Will you be able to climb up with the help of this? Sherlock shouted and the voice echoed." I will be out of here before you know it! exclaimed Jane. But the climbing up the well was not a cakewalk as Jane had first imagines. He managed to climb up 3 feet each hour but also slipped back 2 feet. How long did it take Jane to get out of the dry wishing well?
Answer: 28 hours According to the question, Jane climbed 1 foot in 1 hour. So, he could climb 28 feet in 28 hours. This means he was left climbing only 2 feet now which was easy as Holmes pulled him out in a fraction of a second.