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A Lion runs 50 mph in pursuit of a Zebra running at 40 mph. If the initial distance between them was a quarter of a mile, how long will it take the Lion to catch the Zebra?

Isn't the answer 1.25 ?

The lion runs 10 mph faster.

That means in one hour, he could gain 10 miles.

Dividing both by ten give in one tenth of an hour, he would gain 1 mile.

Dividing both by four gives in one fortieth of an hour, he would gain 1/4 mile.

To see what one fortieth of an hour is, multiply by 60 minutes.

That is, 60/4 = 15 minutes.

Sorry, zebra, but as things are now, you've only got 15 minutes to live.

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