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A ship travels from New York to southampton, england at 33 miles per hour. A plane traveling 605 miles per hour takes 104 hours less time to make the same trip. How far apart are the two cities?

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  1. let the distance between the cities be d miles
    time for plane = d/605
    time for ship = d/33

    solve for d

    d/33 - d/605 = 104

    ( I got d = 3630)

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