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Six Bugs (Posted on 2004-03-16) Difficulty: 4 of 5
Remember "Four Bugs" or "Three Bugs"?

In this problem, the six bugs start at the corners of a regular hexagon (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 hexagon, 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    
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answer | Comment 6 of 8 |
 The distance that  the bugs will have covered by then is 20 inches.
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-05-12 13:45:06
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