# The escalator

I run up the escalator at a constant speed in the stairs' direction and write down the number of steps A we climbed. Then we turned around, ran it at the same constant speed in the opposite direction, and wrote down the number of steps B that I climbed. If A = 24 and B = 264, how many steps are visible at any one time on the escalator?

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