# In a 500 metres race, B starts 45 metres ahead of A, but A wins the race while B is still 35 metres behind....

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In a 500 metres race, B starts 45 metres ahead of A, but A wins the race while B is still 35 metres behind. What is the ratio of the speeds of A to B assuming that both start at the same time?

posted Aug 9, 2018
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25/21

A's speed- x
B's speed- y
time- t
Distance for A-- 500m,
Distance for B-- 500-45-35=420m
xt=500
yt=420
x/y=500/420--> x/y=25/21

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