Having navigated over the Pacific Ocean for more than 1,000 hours, as a Navy Pilot, I just couldn’t let this one go by. In your June 8, paper, on the front page of Section B, was a great article titled “Math Students up to the ‘challenge’ in club.” At the risk of being picky, the figures in problem B are incorrect. The author gave the number of feet in the international nautical mile as 6070. The correct number of feet in a nautical mile is 6080.2. Therefore the difference, in feet, between a nautical mile and statute mile is 800.2.
Signed, John-Paul’s grand-dad.