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Re: Cozumel diving (was Re: (no subject))

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Mon, 13 Dec 1999 13:52:57 -0500

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 ```> >>For this purpose the difference between statue > >>and nautical miles are irrelevant since no one can actually swim > >>that fast for that long. Just fyi, 4 1/3 mph (statue) translates to > >>51.62 seconds for a 100 meter swim. > > > >Weeally? Now why did you mix MILES with METERS? To further confuse the > >m-challenged (where m=metric or m=math)? :-)   Actually I mixed it because most people have a feeling for how long it takes them to swim 100 meters (or even 100 yards which is roughly 10% shorter). Most people don't have a clue as to how long it would take them to swim 1, 2, 3 or more miles...   Perhaps I wanted to see how rusty some peoples math skills are getting, especially now that they're - ahem - retarded :^)   > >I think the swim is MUCH faster than that! Let's see ...   When I saw your first estimate, as a *swimmer*, I knew and even FELT that it was far too fast. That's the difference between someone who has at least a little experience swimming distance - I used to do 10 miles at a wack - could probably do 3-5 right now without killing myself and with that current, I could probably do about 25 or 30! :^)   > Before Carl sticks HIS head out :^), let me correct my OWN arithmetic > error of dividing by 24x60 instead of 60x60.   Good thing you're fast and I have real work to do ! :^)   > >1 mi = 1.609344 km (exactly) = 1609.344 meters (exactly). > > So far, so good. The rest SHOULD have been > > So, 4 1/3 mph is 6973.824 meters per hour, or 116.2304 meters per MINUTE. > or 1.93717 meters per SECOND so that a 100 meter swim would take only > 51.6216 seconds. :-) > > So, Carl wuz right on the money! :-)   You should have said.... "So, Carl wuz right on the money, AS EXPECTED!"   no smiley!   Carl ```