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A tortoise and hare decide to race 40 feet! The hare, being so generous and kind, gives the tortoise a head start of 28 feet. The tortoise "runs" at a speed of 0.5 feet/sec, and the hare runs at 4.5 feet/sec. How long will it be until the hare catches the tortoise?

 Mar 1, 2021
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head start = 28 feet

overall speed of the two = 4.5 ft/sec - 0.5 ft/sec = 4 ft/sec

 

 

It takes 28/4 = seconds for the hare to catch up.

 Mar 1, 2021

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