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# Hare and Tortoise

Haretown and Tortoiseville are 27 miles apart. A hare travels at 7 miles per hour from Haretown to Tortoiseville, while a tortoise travels at 2 miles per hour from Tortoiseville to Haretown.

If both set out at the same time, how many miles will the hare have to travel before meeting the tortoise en route?

If both set out at the same time, how many miles will the hare have to travel before meeting the tortoise en route?

### Answer

The hare and the tortoise are together covering the distance at 9 miles per hour (i.e., on adding their speeds).So, they will cover the distance of 27 miles in 3 hours.

Thus, in 3 hours, they will meet and the hare will have traveled 21 miles.

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