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Of course Al won. I know you maybe wondering why Al won. When doing problems like these you will have to make extreme examples.

Ex1) If Alice and George ran a 100 meter race and Alice won by 50 meters than doesn't that mean Alice is 2 times faster? So we can conclude Alice will always be two times faster than George will ever be.

Now lets imagine that Alice gave George a chance just like what Al did. Alice started 50 meters behind in the 100 meter race.

Here is what happens: (If you need to draw this on paper please do) Since Alice is 2 times faster than George. When Alice reaches the -20 meter mark (negative twenty-five meter mark) George would have reached the 15 meter mark. When Alice reaches the 0 meter mark. George would be at the 25 meter mark. When Alice is at the 50 meter mark then George will also be at the 50 meter mark. When Alice is at the 100 meter mark (finishes the race) George would be at the 75 meter mark.

Ex2) Lets say Rob and George were racing. When Rob reaches to the 100 meter mark (finishes race) George would be at the 1 meter mark. So Rob did what Al and Alice did and Rob started at -100 meters while George started at 0 meters. If Rob reaches to 0 meters then George would have gone to 1 meter. If Rob finishes the race the George would have only gotten to 2 meters.

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So this is the reason why Al would have beaten George even at a huge set back. "Even if Al has been set back by 5 meters Al could still beat George by 1/4 of a meter" -according to my big brother

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11-Jan-2014 05:37:00
- Last edited on 14-Jan-2015 01:38:18 by a fanboy