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Tables designed for solving common Time-Speed-Distance navigation
problems are used by many teams to stay on-time. You can
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Conversion: Seconds => Cents
This table converts from seconds into cents (hundredths of a minute).
seconds x 1.6666 => cents
Conversion: Cents => Seconds
This table converts from cents (hundredths of a minute) into seconds.
cents x 0.60 => seconds
Speed => Rate
Some TSD navigation strategies are based on knowing the
Rate ("minutes-per-mile") at your assigned speed.
This table shows the minutes to travel one mile at various speeds.
The table can be used to convert MPH to minutes-per-mile and
KPH to minutes-per-kilometer.
------- => Rate
Perfect Time to Travel
With a few additions, you can get time perfect time to cover any
distance at any assigned speed:
For example, the perfect time to cover 2.73 miles at 39 MPH:
- Look up the time to cover the whole miles in the table
- Look up the time to cover the tenths, moving the decimal place
one position to the left
- Look up the time to cover the hundredths, moving the decimal place
two positions to the left
- Add the three numbers together to get the perfect time
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3.077 Time to cover 2 miles <----------- / /
at 39 MPH / /
+ 1.077 Time to cover 7 miles is 10.77, <----- /
then move decimal 1 place /
+ 0.046 Time to cover 3 miles is 4.61, <-------
then move decimal 2 places
4.200 = Time to cover 2.73 miles at 39 MPH.
This table can be also be used for kilometers and kph.
DISTANCE-in-miles x 60
---------------------- => TIME-in-minutes
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