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vibha_ganji

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- Homework Statement
- Three small snails are each at a vertex of an equilateral triangle of side 60 cm. The ﬁrst sets out towards the second, the second towards the third and the third towards the ﬁrst, with a uniform speed of 5 cm per minute. During their motion each of them always heads towards its respective target snail. How much time has elapsed, and what distance do the snails cover, before they meet? What is the equation of their paths? If the snails are considered as point-masses, how many times does each circle their ultimate meeting point?

- Relevant Equations
- v= initial velocity + at

x= initial position + initial velocity *t + at^/2

I’m not sure of how to begin solving this problem. I attempted to draw a diagram and finding the components velocity of each initial velocity vector but this did not lead anywhere. Could so please have a hint?