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The turtle and Achillies compete. They start at the same time from the same place. Achillies runs at a speed of 13 mph and the turtle runs at a speed of 1 mph. When Achillies reached the finish line the turtle was 2/5 behind him. How long was the distance between the start and the finish line

 Jan 21, 2020
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Not sure this is possible.....    for every distance Achilles runs the turtle should be   12/13 behind him

 

Achilles  13

Turtle     1

 

A  26

T   2

 

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 Jan 21, 2020
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2/5 of what behind him.

2/5 of a mile perhaps???

 Jan 21, 2020

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