Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 8 months ago

# if could drive over the Atlantic Ocean , how long it would take to go from Cuba to Spain going 60 mph on average?

Update:

how long did it take Columbus to sail that far? why it took him like 5-6 weeks?

Update 2:

how many miles is it from coast of Spain to coast of Cuba? and what is difference between "Nautical miles and normal American miles?"_?

Update 3:

only 3 mph? lol..so you could actually walk to spain in the amount of time it took Columbus to sail that? and probably beat him by a week or two?

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• Bill-M
Lv 7
8 months ago

The distance from Havana, Cuba to Madrid, Spain is:

4,632 miles.    60=4632/X   77 Hours.

Columbus was in a very slow sailing ship relying on the Wind.

Max speed would have been about 3 MPH when there was Wind.  He most likely had days with no wind at all.  That is what it took him so long.

• 8 months ago

Distance from Havana, Cuba to Madrid Spain is 4,623.92 mi (7,441.48 km), this is by a 'Great circle' route.

Using the equation speed = distance / time

Then

time = distance / speed.

Hence

time = 4623.9 miles./ 60 mph = 77.065 hours. ( this is just short of 3 and 1/4 days.

• Mike
Lv 7
8 months ago

So get the distance (Google maps) and divide the distance in miles by 60 to get the travel time.

• Anonymous
8 months ago

speed = distance / time

Look up the distance, simple calc.