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 Three Bugs (Posted on 2004-01-22)
Remember this one?

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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 re(3): There must be some bugs in this solution !!! | Comment 9 of 16 |
(In reply to re(2): There must be some bugs in this solution !!! by Charlie)

That can happen when you get your formulas off a website and you don't verify your answer, or figure out the meaning behind the formula.

BTW, Penny, you updated your answer (below) with '20' but that's not quite right either....
 Posted by SilverKnight on 2004-01-22 18:43:34

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