Monday, December 10, 2007

Pilgrim Travel Math

Sailing on wooden ships, like the Mayflower, all the way across the Atlantic ocean, took many months. In modern time, taking a non-stop flight from Los Angeles, California to London, England takes about 15 hours. The journey in the Mayflower from Southampton to Plymouth took 165 days.

1.Approximately how many weeks in 165 days?
2. How many Months?
3. How many hours?
4. How many meals would the passengers consume assuming they eat three meals a day?
5. How many more hours did the Pilgrims spend sailing than it takes for a modern traveler to fly from Los Angeles, California to London, England?

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