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Calculating Range for a Constant Velocity
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  1. Beginning city: _varies____________

    Destination city: ___ varies____________

    Distance traveled d = __ varies___________ miles

    1. d = ___ miles x 1.6__________ km 
  2. On which airliner are you flying? (circle one): Boeing 737-300 / Boeing 747-400

 

  1. The maximum speed of your airliner is: v = 737 = 880 km/hr , 747 = 984 km/hr

 

  1. How long will it take you to make your flight? (t = v / d)

     

    t  = ___varies by distance____________ km / _______________ km/h = _____________ hrs.

     

  2. Where in the world are Orville and Wilbur going now?

    Max. velocity of the Boeing 747-400 v = 984 km/hr

    Cleveland to Miami

    d = 2016 km

    Flight time t = 2 hrs.

    Cleveland to Los Angeles

    d = 3838 km

    Flight time t = 4 hrs.

    Cleveland to San Antonio

    d = 2338 km

    Flight time t = 2.4 hrs.

    In what city did Orville and Wilbur land? __Los Angeles_________________

     

  3. The Concorde:
    1. a. How fast does the Concorde fly? v = 2160 km/h

      b. What is the approximate distance between New York City and London? d = 6480 km

     


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