# tortoise and the hare

• Sep 27th 2012, 01:20 PM
Louisana1
tortoise and the hare
In aesop's fable of the tortoise and the hare, the "faster" hare loses the race to the slow and steady tortoise. During the race, which animal has the greater average speed?

A the tortoise
B the hare
c both have the same average speed
D there is not enough information to say
• Sep 27th 2012, 01:36 PM
TheEmptySet
Re: tortoise and the hare
Quote:

Originally Posted by Louisana1
In aesop's fable of the tortoise and the hare, the "faster" hare loses the race to the slow and steady tortoise. During the race, which animal has the greater average speed?

A the tortoise
B the hare
c both have the same average speed
D there is not enough information to say

Hint: Average speed is given by

$r=\frac{d}{t}$

We know that they traveled the same distance and we know how their times are related. Who had the larger time?
• Sep 27th 2012, 02:12 PM
Louisana1
Re: tortoise and the hare
I don't know who had the larger time. LOL
The turtle took his time, so I'm figuring that is the answer
• Sep 27th 2012, 02:18 PM
TheEmptySet
Re: tortoise and the hare
Quote:

Originally Posted by Louisana1
I don't know who had the larger time. LOL
The turtle took his time, so I'm figuring that is the answer

Nope! Who won the race? To win a race you must finish before everyone else. If I finsh before someone is my time larger or smaller?