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Walking and Running (Posted on 2019-02-12) Difficulty: 1 of 5
Alex and Bert have the same walking speed and the same running speed. They both decide to take a lap around the same track.

Alex walks to a point and then runs such that one half of the distance is spent walking and the other half is spent running.

Bert walks to a point and then runs such that one half of his time is spent walking and the other half is spent running.

Who finishes first?

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Assuming Alex and Bert start together, and the thier running speed is faster than walking, Bert will win. Bert will travel a longer distance running, the amount equal to the the running speed divided by the (running speed + walking speed) multiplied by the total distance.  This fraction is > 0.5 given the assumptions above, which is what Alex does.
  Posted by Kenny M on 2019-02-12 10:08:12
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