# Difference between revisions of "1995 AHSME Problems/Problem 7"

## Problem

The radius of Earth at the equator is approximately 4000 miles. Suppose a jet flies once around Earth at a speed of 500 miles per hour relative to Earth. If the flight path is a neglibile height above the equator, then, among the following choices, the best estimate of the number of hours of flight is:

$\mathrm{(A) \ 8 } \qquad \mathrm{(B) \ 25 } \qquad \mathrm{(C) \ 50 } \qquad \mathrm{(D) \ 75 } \qquad \mathrm{(E) \ 100 }$

## Solution

We want the number of hours that it takes the jet to fly the length of the circumference. $\frac{8000\pi}{500}=16\pi$. The best estimate of that is $50\Rightarrow \mathrm{(C)}$

## See also

 1995 AHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 6 Followed byProblem 8 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 • 26 • 27 • 28 • 29 • 30 All AHSME Problems and Solutions

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