# Athletic race

Before a race, you start 4 5/8 feet behind your friend. At the halfway point, you are 3 2/3 feet ahead of your friend. What is the change in distance between you and your friend from the beginning of the race?

Result

d =  8.292 ft

#### Solution:

$d = 3 \frac{ 2 }{ 3 } + 4 \frac{ 5 }{ 8 } = \frac{ 199 }{ 24 } \doteq 8.2917 = 8.292 \ \text { ft }$

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