The hare and the tortoise are together covering the distance at 8 miles per hour (i.e., on adding their speeds).
So, they will cover the distance of 40 miles in 5 hours.
Thus, in 5 hours, they will meet and the hare will have traveled 35 miles.
Alternative Solution through Equations:
Note that : Distance = Speed × Time
be the time before the hare and the tortoise meet.
hours, the hare will travel 7 t
hours, the tortoise will travel 1 t
+ 1 t
= 40 ⁄ 8 = 5 hours.
Thus, distance traveled by hare before meeting = 7 × 5 = 35 miles.
Food for thought:
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