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Fig. 4


Different timescales computed for the 62 PCEBs in our sample. Open circles are for systems with He-core WDs and crosses for systems with C/O-core WDs. From top to bottom: total time since the systems were born until they become CVs; time the actual PCEBs need to become CVs; cooling time; and time since the systems were born until the CE phase. The dashed line in the top panel correspond to 13.5  ×  109 yr.

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