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Didn't even try.  I was told there would be no math.  :(

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If a train leaves Chicago going 50 mi an hour and another train leaves NY going 40 mi/hr.....  Arrrrrggggghhhhhh  :lol:

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4 hours ago, shaggy said:

If a train leaves Chicago going 50 mi an hour and another train leaves NY going 40 mi/hr.....  Arrrrrggggghhhhhh  :lol:

If the train leaving Chicago is headed west and the one from NY is headed south; what is being served for dinner in Cleveland?

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OK, now we know how long, wide and deep it is, we know the sail area, we know its weight and we've seen how fast it is at 38 True in 5kts. We're well on the way to creating a set of polars. Excellent.

But, as fecking usual, there's that one little number missing.

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Nominate Waterlust for a THE PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHING (PAEMST).

Contact the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the White House.

Get involved with REACH. http://reach.ussailing.org/

I just did because Waterlust put the information out there.

VMG=S cosTWA (from the boat frame of reference)

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