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# Tom & Jerry

Tom is chasing Jerry again! Jerry can run at 1 meter/sec, but Tom can run at 1.5 meter/sec.

Tom, being a stupid cat, runs into a 3 meter long sofa and takes 3 seconds to wriggle out. Jerry's mouse hole is 2 meters away from the other end of the sofa.

If Jerry runs under the sofa 1 second after Tom gets stuck, and Tom runs over the sofa to catch Jerry, will Tom catch Jerry?

Tom, being a stupid cat, runs into a 3 meter long sofa and takes 3 seconds to wriggle out. Jerry's mouse hole is 2 meters away from the other end of the sofa.

If Jerry runs under the sofa 1 second after Tom gets stuck, and Tom runs over the sofa to catch Jerry, will Tom catch Jerry?

### Hint

Simple Maths### Answer

Jerry beats Tom (Again!)Jerry needs to run 6 meters, (added the extra second before the sofa), while Tom has to run 9.5 meters (added the seconds taken to wriggle out)

6/1 = 6 seconds

9.5/1.5 = 6 and 1/3 seconds.

Jerry will beat Tom by half a meter or 1/3 of a second to Jerry's hole.

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