# Man catches twice as many trains south as he does north, why?

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A man goes to a train station randomly once a day and catches a train. There are the same number of trains departing south as there are north, but the man catches twice as many trains south as he does north. Why?

posted Aug 24, 2016

Thanks for the query.

Maybe the man takes two southbound trains on two successive days to reach his destinations and then returns back to the first station on a northbound train on the third day.

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