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Travelling Steamers

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The steamer, Katie, leaves the wharf at New Orleans and runs an average speed of 15 mph. When Katie had gone 25 miles, the steamer R.E. Lee leaves the wharf and runs the average speed of 18 mph. How far will the Lee go before she overtakes the Katie? (Soule's Philosophic Practical Mathematics, 1905) Click here to reveal the answer

"Travelling Steamers," Loci (December 2004)

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