# Vole Crossing

Vivian the Vole is leading her brother Vitalis across a $$\dfrac{9\sqrt{2}}{2}$$ meters wide road that runs east-west.

• Both voles run at 3 meters per second
• Vitalis follows the exact path that Vivian takes
• Vitalis follows 1 second behind Vivian

Starting at the edge of the road, Vivian will decide at random to run 1 meter northwest or 1 meter northeast every $$\dfrac{1}{3}$$ second (she is equally likely to choose either direction).

Unfortunately, Vitalis is legally blind, so he can see no further than 250 centimeters. He also has a very poor sense of direction, so if he ever loses sight of Vivian, he cannot make it across the road.

Let $$\dfrac{a}{b}$$ be the probability that both voles make it across the road, where $$a$$ and $$b$$ are coprime positive integers.

What is $$a+b$$?

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