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How long does it take to go up an escalator?

How fast would you have to walk up a down escalator to get to the top? (Donít try it!)


What do you think is the best way to get a large number of people to a higher floor: escalator, lift (elevator) or stairs?

What calculations could you do to help you answer this?

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