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      The Pensioner :

"Speaking of odd figures," said a gentleman who occupies some post in a Government office,
"one of the queerest characters I know is an old lame widow who climbs up a hill every week
to draw her pension at the village post office. She crawls up at the rate of a mile and a half an hour
and comes down at the rate of four and a half miles an hour, so that it takes her just six hours
to make the double journey. Can any of you tell me how far it is from the bottom of the hill to the top?"

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      The Pensioner :     ANSWER

The distance must be 6 miles.