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Arrival Appraisal (Posted on 2014-11-07) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Fiji (in Melanesia) and American Samoa (in Polynesia) are two islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Fiji is about 970 kilometers (600 miles) west of American Samoa. A small airplane can fly this distance in two hours.

When will you arrive in Fiji if you leave American Samoa on a small airplane on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:30 PM?

*** Based on a puzzle which appeared in the newsletter issued by Tulsa County OSU Extension Service in 2012-2013

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Fiji is in the UTC+12 time zone, American Samoa is in the UTC-11, therefore Fiji is 23 hours ahead.  If you take off at the time stated and it's a 2 hour flight you would land at 1:30am Dec 10th Samoa time, and therefore 23 hours later or 12:30am Dec 11th Fiji time.

Hope I did that correctly.

  Posted by Kenny M on 2014-11-07 16:30:33
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