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Pirate Escape ??
Last Post 29 May 2012 10:56 AM by jwd217. 1 Replies.
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25 May 2012 01:40 AM
    A pirate is floating down a river in a modern sailboat after having just pillaged a small village upstream. The current is 3 knots with respect to the land. The wind is zero knots, with respect to the land. The pirate wants to proceed downriver as quickly as possible to avoid capture.

    Should he raise the sails, or not ?
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    29 May 2012 10:56 AM
    NO, raising the sails would slow him down.
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