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Old 12-16-2005, 03:00 AM
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If I'm on my boat, on the river going down-stream with a 4mph current, how fast am I going if the GPS says 85mph?
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:19 AM
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Let's hear it for a group. Duh!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-16-2005, 04:06 AM
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Depends if you are going east,west, north or south. Remember, the earth rotates and that needs to be figured in.
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Old 12-16-2005, 04:28 AM
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Old 12-16-2005, 06:18 AM
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You aren't seriously looking for an answer are you??????
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Old 12-16-2005, 06:34 AM
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Default Re: If the GPS says 85mph, how fast am I going?

Turn around and go up stream against the current, see what the GPS says .
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The GPS measures speed over ground.You're going fast.About 85 mph either direction.
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Old 12-16-2005, 06:43 AM
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Well Reggie won most of world speed records with one of those gps units your talking about, it said 161 mph but the jet ski passing him said 54 so I CANT FIGURE
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