Running and Walking Contest

Consider the following task: Forrest and Bubba are both on a run from Amityville to Bridgeport.  Forrest runs half the distance and walks the other half.  Bubba runs half the time and walks the other half.  The two run at the same speed and walk at the same speed.  Who finishes first? What is the effect of dragging various points in the model? What assumptions are being made in the applet? Which graph---the purple dashed graph or the solid green graph---represents the Forrest? Which one represents Bubba? When does Bubba win? When does Forrest win? How can you tell?