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July 10th, 2018, 11:00 PM   #1
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What was the ratio of the speed of the man and the speed of sound?

A gun was fired from the same place at an interval of 3 hours. A man who was walking towards the place from where the gun was fired heard the gunshots at an interval of 2 hours 59 mins. What was the ratio of the speed of the man and the speed of sound?

I draw the diagram of moving man walking beside the gun bullets at two time intervals:



From here, how to proceed ?

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Kitty kitty bang bang!!

Go here Mr. Kingston:

https://www.reddit.com/r/cheatatmath...f_the_man_and/
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Go here Mr. Kingston:

https://www.reddit.com/r/cheatatmath...f_the_man_and/
Yes, the answer given there is what I intuitively felt should be the ratio.
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Plus I see nothing wrong with looking at it as Car1 (the bullet)
leaving from A (path AB) and Car2 (the walker) leaving from B.
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