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A beats B by 200 m in arace of 800 m.B beats C by 100 m in a 1000 m race. 1)Approximately by how many meters can A beat C in a race of 560m? 2)Approximately by how many meters can A beat C in a race of 500 m?

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Hint: If the speeds of $A$, $B$ and $C$ are $a$, $b$ and $c$ metres per second respectively, then what is the relationship between $a$ and $b$, and between $b$ and $c$, and so between $a$ and $c$? Then use this to answer your questions.

For example, $A$ runs $800$ metres in the same time it takes $B$ to run $800-200=600$ metres so $\frac{a}{b}=\frac{800}{600}$.

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