a steamer takes 12 days to reach from port x to port y.every day only one steamer sets out from both the ports.how many steamers does each steamer meet in the open sea

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Both steamers start at same time each day, say, 6 am Now, were don't have to count a steamer just coming into port or just leaving port.When steamer A starts, there are already 11 ships on the open sea, & 12 more will be encountered In coming 12 days on the open sea by the time A reaches .Hence each steamer meet 23 steamers in the open sea. 

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