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Measuring distance flown in a plane, etc.

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Post by ultimate777 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:16 pm

If there is a stretch of absolutely straight road 100 miles long on the ground and you flew over it at 20,000 feet would the distance you flew through the air from one end to the other be less than 100 miles, greater than 100 miles or 100 miles?

If you had two poles two miles tall at least, 100 miles apart, and you had one rope stretched as tight as possible one mile from the bottom and another one two miles from the bottom of the poles to each other would the two ropes be the same length?

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Post by RickD » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:32 am

I have no idea, but please don't make this into another Trump bashing thread.
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Post by ultimate777 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:50 am

RickD wrote:I have no idea, but please don't make this into another Trump bashing thread.
No, I won't, not that he doesn't deserve it.

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Post by B. W. » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:26 am

RickD wrote:I have no idea, but please don't make this into another Trump bashing thread.
Curvature of the earth from a height of 20,000 feet adds to distance, however, jets fly pretty fast,,,

Try that Rick, do the math :lol: cause I won't!
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Post by RickD » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:53 am

I would guess at 20,000 feet, the curvature of the earth would make the poles further apart at that height, making the rope longer.

Is this an actual question, or is it going to lead to a Trump conspiracy?
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