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How many metres would the pony cover when taking 24 steps?

Postby odysseus on Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:52 pm

A horse takes three steps to walk the same distance for which a pony takes four steps. Suppose that one step of the horse covers a half-metre. How many metres would the pony cover when taking twenty-four steps?

I keep tying myself in knots, getting nowhere. Any ideas for an intelligent start on this? TIA
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Re: How many metres would the pony cover when taking 24 steps?  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby nona.m.nona on Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:27 pm

odysseus wrote:A horse takes three steps to walk the same distance for which a pony takes four steps. Suppose that one step of the horse covers a half-metre. How many metres would the pony cover when taking twenty-four steps?

If one step is 0.5 m, then three steps is 1.5 m.

If four steps is 1.5 m, then twenty-four steps is 6*1.5 = 9 m.
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