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Three Bugs (Posted on 2004-01-22) Difficulty: 4 of 5
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In this problem, the three bugs start at the corners of an equilateral triangle (with side length=10 inches).

Again, the bugs travel directly towards their neighbor (counter-clockwise). And, again, each bug homes in on its target, regardless of its target's motion. So, their paths will be curves spiraling toward the center of the triangle, where they will meet.

What distance will the bugs have covered by then, and how did you determine it?

See The Solution Submitted by SilverKnight    
Rating: 4.0000 (3 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionProblem Solution With ExplanationK Sengupta2007-05-16 05:42:51
answerK Sengupta2007-05-16 05:41:09
Some Thoughtsre: solutionFederico Kereki2004-01-23 08:59:40
re: There must be some bugs in this solution !!!Charlie2004-01-23 00:40:34
re(5): There must be some bugs in this solution !!!SilverKnight2004-01-23 00:37:21
re(2): solutionPenny2004-01-22 20:23:06
re(4): There must be some bugs in this solution !!!Penny2004-01-22 19:23:52
re(3): There must be some bugs in this solution !!!SilverKnight2004-01-22 18:43:34
re(2): There must be some bugs in this solution !!!Charlie2004-01-22 17:46:55
re(2): There must be some bugs in this solution !!!Penny2004-01-22 17:21:58
solutionackv2004-01-22 16:51:02
re: There must be some bugs in this solution !!!Richard2004-01-22 16:45:58
re(2): solutionPenny2004-01-22 15:03:05
Solutionre: solutionCharlie2004-01-22 14:59:13
SolutionsolutionCharlie2004-01-22 14:54:39
SolutionThere must be some bugs in this solution !!!Penny2004-01-22 14:45:02
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