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# Interesting one - A Cat and A mouse

Best Answer EventHorizon, 05 July 2012 - 02:30 AM

(Hint: don't look for the curve, just examine the distance between them and how it changes with time)

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I'll try (again) to find the equation for the path in a bit.
Edit: I thought I'd include the last equation I got, but kept failing to verify. So I don't know it if is correct.
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### #1 ujjagrawal

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:58 AM

There is a square ABCD with a Cat at A and a mouse at B. The mouse starts walking towards C, while the Cat walks directly towards the mouse. If the Cat walks n times as fast as the mouse, and catches the mouse at C, what is the value of n?

Additionally can you also find what is the equation of the Cat's path?
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### #2 hhh3

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:21 AM

wel.. this is too mathematical for me.. any way i'm gonna tak a stab n the dark...
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:57 AM

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

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### #5 ujjagrawal

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:53 AM

No proper solution... apart from few guesses... Still waiting for anyone to solve this one ?
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### #6 phil1882

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:50 PM

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btw. I don't think negative reputation points are intended for wrong answers: more for rude or insulting statements.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:59 PM

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### #10 curr3nt

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:38 PM

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