A country baker sent off his boy with a message to
next village, and at the same time the butcher sent his boy to the
One ran faster than the other, and they were seen to
pass at a spot 720
yards from the baker's shop.
Each stopped ten minutes at his
and then started on the return journey, when it was found that they
passed each other at a spot 400 yards from the butcher's.
How far apart
are the two tradesmen's shops?
Of course each boy went at a uniform