(related to Problem: Catching the Thief)

The constable took thirty steps. At the same time, the thief would take forty-eight, which, added to his start of twenty-seven, carried him seventy-five steps. This distance would be exactly equal to thirty steps of the constable.

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  1. Dudeney, H. E.: "Amusements in Mathematics", The Authors' Club, 1917

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