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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The original problem statement can be interpreted in more than one way leading to more than one answer.
I assumed that the acceleration is unidirectional (directed toward Hawaii) for the entire trip, and that the boat came to rest upon reaching Honolulu.
Edited on February 17, 2009, 12:16 pm