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Florence and Larry race on a windy day: 100 yards with the wind, they instantly turn around, and race 100 yards back against the wind. Larry is unaffected by the wind, but Florence only goes 90% as fast running against the wind as when running with no wind. Running with the wind improves Florence's no-wind speed by 10%. On a day with no wind, Florence and Larry tie in a 100-yard race. Who wins the windy-day race, and by how much?

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Let the speed of Florence in no wind be x yards per minute and Larry's be y yards per minute.

For Larry, since he is unaffected by wind, total time taken = ...

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