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L.A. to Hawaii (Posted on 2005-06-17) Difficulty: 3 of 5
It is about 2244.5 nautical miles from Los Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI. A boat starts from being at rest in Los Angeles Harbor and proceeds at 1 knot per hour to Honolulu. How long does it take?

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re: Answer | Comment 10 of 11 |
(In reply to Answer by K Sengupta)

... or as OOO has pointed out, 94 hours, 45 min., 8.3 sec. if the boat's acceleration is directed toward Hawaii for the first half of the trip and away from Hawaii for the latter half of the trip so as to come to rest in Hawaii.

2244.5/2 = ((t/2)^2)/2

  Posted by Charlie on 2009-02-17 11:20:43
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