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A Jack London Problem


The writer Jack London had to go from Skagway to a remote camp in a sled pulled by 5 husky dogs. For 24 hours the dogs pulled the sled at full speed.
Then 2 dogs ran off with a pack of wolves, and the sled was slowed down proportionally. Jack reached camp 48 hours later than he planned. "If those
2 huskies had held on for 50 more miles, I would have been only half as late." How far was the camp from Skagway and how long did it take Jack to get there?

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time: 6 days or 144 hours

distance: 133.33 miles

full speed: ~1.4 miles/hour

Full speed I think is 1.3888...miles/hour

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