# Lost on an Octahedron

Alice and Bob stand on opposite vertices of a regular octahedron. At the beginning of every minute,

• each chooses an adjacent vertex uniformly at random and moves towards it;
• each moves at a constant rate of 1 edge per minute;
• they will stop when they meet up.

The expected value of the number of minutes until they meet up is equal to $$\frac{p}{q}$$, where $$p$$ and $$q$$ are coprime positive integers.

Find the value of $$p + q.$$


Note: It is possible that they would meet at a vertex or at the midpoint of an edge.

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