The Hare and the Tortoise


Haretown and Tortoiseville are 50 miles apart. A hare travels at 8 miles per hour from Haretown to Tortoiseville, while a tortoise travels at 2 miles per hour from Tortoiseville to Haretown.

If both set out at the same time, how many miles will the hare have to travel before meeting the tortoise en route?

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    Total distance=50
    Speed=10=Hare 8+ tortoise 2
    hence to cover 50 it will take 5 hr
    for Hare 5hr =8*5=40

    harishpandya Curious Answered on 7th March 2017.
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    The hare and the tortoise are together covering the distance at 11 miles per hour (i.e., on adding their speeds).
    So, they will cover the distance of 99 miles in 9 hours.
    Thus, in 9 hours, they will meet and the hare will have traveled 72 miles.

    anikam Expert Answered on 20th August 2015.
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