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The Tortoise and the Hare

A speedy tortoise can run with a speed of 10 cm/s and a hare can run 20 times as fast. If they both start at the same time but the hare stops to rest for 2 minutes. The tortoise wins by a shell (20 cm).

  1. How long does the race take?
  2. What is the length of the race?

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