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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(2): Answer Comment 11 of 11 |
(In reply to re: Answer by Charlie)


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
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2009-02-17 11:59:48

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