Books on the shelf
You have 4 books sitting on a bookshelf, volumes 1 through 4. Each book has the same dimensions: The covers of each book are 1/8 inch thick (1/8 for the front cover, 1/8 for the back cover), and the pages of each book are 1 inch thick.
Is each book vertical? Are they ordered left to right or right to left?
They are vertical, and ordered as volumes on a shelf should be (left to right as you view them from the front)
Page 1 of Volume 1 will be just prior to the front cover of the book facing right.
Yes, you are correct. While this problem isn't necessarly difficult, I have stumped quite a few people as they don't visualize, as you did, how the books sit on the shelf.
Who said that the books were lined up on the shelf in order, left to right?
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