Race Time!

Boys participating in a race

It was the annual sports meet in school. Rohan and Amit were the top contenders in the 2-kilometre race. We were all excited as to who will win the race; will it be Rohan, or will it be Amit?

There were quite a few events before the 2-kilometre race. At last, the athletes lined up for the cream event, and the whistle blew to mark the start of the race.

It turned out to be a damp squib! Amit was nowhere near his best, and Rohan beat him easily; by two minutes! If Amit had run 2 km/hr faster and if Rohan had run slower by 2 km/hr, then Amit would have beaten Rohan by two minutes. What are the speeds of Amit and Rohan?






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