Education: Ant v. Housefly

Many a French parent has complained in recent years of the burdensome work put upon his children in school. Some have made protest to the French Parliament. Lately they exhibited the following problem, given to 15-year-olds, in the lycee (high school) at Nantes:

On a circular track 25 centimeters in diameter a housefly and an ant ran a race. The stride of the ant was 5/10 millimeters in length; three of his strides equaled one of the housefly's. In two minutes the ant made 2,000 strides; the housefly 500. Given: 1) the race...

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