SOLUTION: If two vessels are traveling towards each other, one heading east at 40 knots with a 10 knot headwind and the other traveling west at 32 knots and a 6 knot headwind and they are 42

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 Question 552194: If two vessels are traveling towards each other, one heading east at 40 knots with a 10 knot headwind and the other traveling west at 32 knots and a 6 knot headwind and they are 4200 miles apart, how long before they meet?Answer by Alan3354(31523)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If two vessels are traveling towards each other, one heading east at 40 knots with a 10 knot headwind and the other traveling west at 32 knots and a 6 knot headwind and they are 4200 miles apart, how long before they meet? -------------- Going in opposite directions, their speeds are added. 40 + 32 = 72 knots. The effects of the wind are not defined, but the problem states the speeds of the vessels so speed wrt the Earth is assumed. -------------- Is it 4200 statute miles, or nautical miles? If nautical miles, 4200/72 = 58.333... hours