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Location X (Posted on 2003-05-05) Difficulty: 4 of 5
A sign somewhere in the United States says that London, England, is 4386 miles away and that Tokyo, Japan, is 6182 miles away.

Where in the U.S. is the sign?

(Consider the earth to be a perfect sphere of radius 3959 miles, and that London is at 5130 North, 010 West and Tokyo is at 3540 North, 13945 East.)

See The Solution Submitted by Charlie    
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re: where's the sign? Comment 5 of 5 |
(In reply to where's the sign? by Daniel)

Must be the oversimplification (earth a perfect sphere rather than oblate), and rounding to nearest integer miles. :-)
  Posted by Charlie on 2008-09-22 10:48:25

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