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phonetics - allophones

can anyone help me with phonetics? i am studying it at degree level, first year. i am stuck with one question on a hand out. the exercise is:

Vowel length in English is an example of allophonic variation. Vowels often have the same quality but are different in length. Work out the rule that produces this allophonic variation.

there are a few word examples but i can't use IPA here. a few of the word examples of the variations are from words such as: root, tar, runs, pass, peck and treat.

:s :s so confused!
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