math challenge

Week of July 15 - 21, 1996

Hickory, Dickory Dock

Two mice ran around a very large circular clock. Both were placed on the clock when it was 12:00 a.m., and sat at the top of the 12. One mouse (Rodentia) ran clockwise, and the other mouse (Micki) ran counterclockwise. Rodentia went from the 12 to the 3 in three hours, and Micki went from the 12 to the 9 in 3 hours. Each mouse moved at a steady rate of speed. What time was it when they met up?

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