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Tom left a motorway service station and travelled towards Glasgow at a steady speed of $60$mph. Tim left the same service station $10$ minutes after Tom and travelled in the same direction at a steady speed, overtaking Tom after a further $1$ hour $40$ minutes. At what speed did Tim travel?
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