But Rome is Only 100 Miles Away?
Two citizens of Oppenheym called Heynrichson and Contz von Treber, decide to go to Rome together. Heynrichson was old and could travel no more than ten miles a day. Contz was young and strong and could go 13 miles a day. Accordingly, Heynrichson started out from Oppenheym nine days before Contz left, so he was 90 miles away when Contz started. The question is, in how many days will Contz overtake Heynrichson?
Source: Kobelís Eynn Newe Geordent Rechebuchlein, 1514