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December 21, 2014

Posted by **newt** on Monday, September 28, 2009 at 5:00pm.

A cruise ship is traveling in the Atlantic Ocean at a constant rate of

40 mi/h and is traveling 2 mi east for every 5 mi north. An oil tanker is

350 mi due north of the cruise ship and is traveling 1 mi east for every 1

mi south.

a. How far is each ship from the point at which their paths cross?

b. What rate of speed for the oil tanker would put it on a collision

course with the cruise ship?

- Math -
**MathMate**, Monday, September 28, 2009 at 5:19pmIf you look at the response to your previous question on airplanes, you may have a better idea how this similar question can be tackled.

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