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    Eclipse This!

    On the planet of Madalfia, there are two moons which orbit it. One is red and the other is white. The red one is closer to the planet, and it orbits the planet at twelve times the rate of the white one (but in the same direction). The Madalfs enjoy watching eclipses of the white moon, much as humans enjoy watching eclipses of their sun. The total time it takes for the red moon to orbit the planet once is twelve months. How long must the Madalfs wait in between each eclipse before they can observe another one?
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: Eclipse This!

    Why does this remind me of a clock? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">13 and 1/11th of a month</span hide>

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    Re: Eclipse This!

    Because it was supposed to! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
    <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15>
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