And one more...

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## And one more...

I really like this one!<BR><BR>I got the last one, but this one... Can you say "DOH on Bill"???<BR><BR>**********<BR><BR>Assume it is 2244.5 nautical miles from Los Angeles to Honolulu.<BR><BR>A boat starts from Los Angeles and proceeds at one knot per hour to Honolulu.<BR><BR>How long does the trip take?<BR><BR>*************<BR><BR>A great one for the sailors out there.<BR><BR>

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## Ummm

A very very long trip?<BR><BR>2244.5 hours

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## Nope.

Of course that was too obvious. You just *knew* that couldn&#039;t be the answer, didn&#039;t you?<BR><BR>It&#039;s a mildly trick question.<BR><BR>Want a hint? If not, do *NOT* scroll down and read the hint below:<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR> <BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>Are you peeking?<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><B R><BR><BR><BR>TNIH: yranoitcid eht ni tonk fo noitinifed eht pu kool

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## huh?

I knot = 1 nauticle mile<BR><BR>hmmm<BR>looking for something not so obvious now

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## Incorrect...

1 knot does *NOT* equal a nautical mile.<BR><BR>Try again.<BR><BR>

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## Hmmmm...to be fair...

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=knot<BR><BR>says that one definition of know *is* one nautical mile. But that&#039;s actually an incorrect usage that has crept into the language.<BR><BR>Take a peek at the "usage note" at the bottom of the page.<BR><BR>

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## Perhaps a better source...

http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9045805&query=knot&ct=<BR><BR>

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## RE: Incorrect...

1 knot per hour as a unit of speed is = 1 naughtical mile per hour<BR>1 knot per hour <BR>is same as saying<BR>10 knots per hour<BR><BR>Only thing different is you cant use (s) plural form for 1 and is<BR>1 knots per hour<BR>So speed would be assumed...<BR><BR>Now if your talking a knot as in measurement thats a different story...<BR>I&#039;d have to look up the calculation for that one...<BR><BR>But yeah, I see the tricky part of that.

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## Thats what I said?

Now your confusing me LOL<BR><BR>dictionary quote:<BR>knot<BR>in navigation, measure of speed at sea, equal to one nautical mile per hour<BR><BR>I said<BR>I knot = 1 nauticle mile <BR>;-)

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## For purposes of this problem...

...indeed assume that the term<BR>(1) one knot<BR>means<BR>(2) one nautical mile per hour<BR><BR>Now go back to the original problem statement and substitute the text of (2) for the text of (1). Don&#039;t change *ANY* other words in the original text.<BR><BR>I&#039;m out of here for now...<BR><BR>

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