The Big Race

Mick and John were in a 100 meter race. When Mick crossed the finish line, John was only at the 90 meter mark. Mick suggested they run another race. This time, Mick would start ten meters behind the starting line. All other things being equal, will John win, lose, or will it be a tie in the second race?

3 guesses to The Big Race

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• THRY SHOULD FINISH THE SAME WAY AS THE FIRST RACE

• Geoff

Mick would still win.

• You’re right, Carole!

John will lose again. In the second race, Mick started ten meters back. By the time John reaches the 90 meter mark, Mick will have caught up to him. Therefore, the final ten meters will belong to the faster of the two. Since Mick is faster than John, he will win the final 10 meters and of course the race.

You’re today’s winner.