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# A Trip Around the World

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Puzzle ID: #12258

Submitted By: PebblesExtreme Corrected By: MarcM1098

Submitted By: PebblesExtreme Corrected By: MarcM1098

Albert, who was just back from his trip around the world in a sailboat, asked me, "What part of my boat has travelled the longest distance?"

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The mast, in other words the top of the highest mast (top of the sail).The earth is round(ish), therefore the mast would form a concentric circle with the hull (for example). The mast, being the furthest away from the centre of the earth, would form a circle whose circumference would be bigger, therefore it would have travelled the longest distance.

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I didn't even think of that! I was thinking lengthwise along the boat! It was one of those where you want to hit yourself in the head after you read the answer because it was Right There! Nice!! Great teaser!

good teaser, it wasn't hard to get the answer, but it made me think outside the box and that's what a good teaser does, so good going.

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