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Racers with unequal strides

  1. Dec 9, 2005 #1
    Jack, Dough and Ann, 3 children had a race when returnung from school. Ann takes 28 steps when dough takes 34 steps , meantime Jack takes 21 steps. Jack explained that his 6 steps equals dough's 7 steps and Ann's 8 steps . Who won the race?
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  3. Dec 9, 2005 #2
    Give 1 unit as Jack's 6 steps. then you will get the distances as 3.5, 4 and 4.25 for Jack, Ann and Dough.
  4. Dec 9, 2005 #3


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    Not enough information, or the question is ambiguous. No matter how long their stride might be, they could all arrive at the same time. There are no time units.
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