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Now let's look at the distance from the end after the second minute before the rubber band is stretched: Keep in mind that each minute that passes, the snail gets further away from the end of the rubber band. If you still don't see the answer, try to figure out the distances for a couple more minutes. Hope this helps, Janice  


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