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Tortoise Hare Race

  1. Sep 15, 2008 #1
    Can someone help me with this question? Im not sure where to go with it.

    A speedy tortoise can run with a velocity of 10 cm/sec and a hare can run 10 times as fast. In a race, they both start at the same time, but the hare stops to rest for 2.0 minutes. The tortoise wins by a shell (20 cm). What was the length of the race?

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  3. Sep 15, 2008 #2


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    Welcome to PF.

    Maybe write an equation that describes the distance the Hare goes (including the 120 sec pit stop) as a function of time and add the 20 cm he loses by and the distance the Tortoise goes with time and then set the two equations equal?
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