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A man rides a bicycle 100 miles between point A and point B at a constant speed of 25 mph. At the same time, a bee sitting on his handlebars begins to fly between A and B, but at a constant speed of 35 mph.

When the bee reaches point B ahead of the man, it immediately returns to meet him in-between and then continues to fly back and forth between the man and point B until the man finally reaches his destination.

How far does the bee fly in total? (ignore accelerating and deceleratating etc.)

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