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Question from ian, a student:

2 cars set off in opposite directions and travel for 6 miles, they both take a left turn, and travel for a further 8 miles........... how far apart are the cars???

a) 10 miles
b) 22 miles
c) 20 miles
d) 18 miles


Hi Ian,

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