Sailing the Ocean Blue

October 13, 2014

Originally posted 10/10/11

In 62 days at sea, Ferdinand’s boat traveled 5580 miles. What was the average speed of Ferdinand’s boat, in miles per hour? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest hundredth.

 

 

In 62 days at sea, Christopher’s boat traveled a distance that was 1/3 farther than the distance Ferdinand’s boat traveled during the same amount of time. If 1 nautical mile is about 1.15 miles, approximately how many nautical miles did Christopher’s boat travel in 62 days at sea? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest hundredth.

 

 

A knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour. What was Christopher’s average speed, in knots, during his 62 days at sea? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest hundredth.