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Puzzle

A girl, a boy and a dog are out for a walk. The girl walks at a constant speed of 4 miles per hour, and the boy at a constant speed of 3 miles per hour. The dog, having lots of energy, runs at a constant 7 miles per hour. The dog runs back and forth between the boy and the girl. He looses no time changing direction. After one hour of this, how far as the dog traveled?

Help

Hint
This puzzle sound very difficult, but it really isn't. Don't try to hard.
Answer
The dog traveled a total of seven miles
Solution
Traveling at 7 miles per hour for one hour means you have traveled 7 miles. A much harder question is to find the dogs net change in position.

References

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