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Maria and Fido
Maria walks 20 miles from city A to city B. Her dog, Fido, starts at city B and runs to meet her. Fido meets her after she has walked a third of the way from A to B. Then Fido runs back to city B, then turns around again and runs back to Maria. The dog continues doing this until they are both at city B. How far did Fido run?
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