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## 'Weekly Problem 40 - 2007' printed from http://nrich.maths.org/

Harriet Hare and Turbo Tortoise want to cross the finish line together on their 12 mile woodland race. Turbo sets off at 8:15am and trots at a constant speed of 4mph. Given that Harriet runs at a constant speed of 8mph, at what time should she set off?

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*This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.*

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