The four circles represent cinder paths. The four cyclists started at noon. Each person rode round a different circle, one at the rate of six miles an hour, another at the rate of nine miles an hour, another at the rate of twelve miles an hour, and the fourth at the rate of fifteen miles an hour. They agreed to ride until all met at the center, from which they started, for the fourth time. The distance round each circle was exactly one-third of a mile. When did they finish their ride?

Cyclists Puzzle

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