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Question from bryan, a parent:

two bikers race on a circular track. biker a can circle the track in 8 minutes, and biker b can circle the track in 6 minutes. From the start of the race, how many minutes will it be before biker b overtakes biker a.


Determine where the bikers are after 6 minutes; after 12 minutes; after 18 minutes; …


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