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The Dizzy Traveller (Posted on 2002-09-25) Difficulty: 4 of 5
A traveller starts out from the Earth's equator, heading exactly northeast. Undeterred by mountains, oceans and political boundaries, he continues on a northeasterly heading until he can go no further.

Where does he end up?

How far did he go?

How many times did he circumnavigate the earth? (For these purposes, this means travel through 360 degrees of longitude.)

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Some Thoughts some thoughts on the problem Comment 25 of 25 |
(i) He ends up at the North Pole.

(ii) He traverses a total of  appriximately 14, 142 kilometers.

(iii) He circumnavigates the earth more than twice but less than three times.
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-05-15 04:32:29
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