I wasn't sure which exact board to post this in, so I thought I'd start with this one
A friend and I were discussing the speed in which the earth spins at the equator. I had to look it up, in which it's speed is 1,038 Miles Per Hour. So this brought on the question of flying from East to West and from West to East and how much ground would be covered in one hour.
So the question is:
Using the above data, if you were in a jet plane traveling at 1,000 Miles Per Hour flying from East to West, how many miles are covered in one hour?
Alternately, if traveling in a jet plane at 1000 Miles Per Hour from West to East, how long would it take to cover the same amount of miles in the first question? Time in hours, mins, and seconds.
This is probably easy for most everyone here, and I came up with an answer, but I'm not sure if I'm right or not. I came up with 2,038 for the first question, and 2 hours 2 mins and 30 seconds for the second. But I don't know if I'm right! lol