# Odometer question.

I was noticing the tenths part of my odometer today. I drive rather fast and noticed that the tenths were going from 1 to 2 to 3 etc… every three seconds or so…

I was wondering, how fast would I have to drive for my tenths to move from number to number every second?

In other words, if it were on 328 and 6/10’s of a mile, how fast would I have to drive for it to register 328 and 7/10’s of a mile in one second.

Come on, you can do simple math.

0.1 miles per second is how many miles per minute? Hint: how many seconds are in a minute?

And that many miles per minute is how many mles per hour?

problem solved.

And you don’t even need to take off your shoes.

I don’t do math.

That’s 10 seconds per mile, which is flying. Remember if you are doing 60 MPH you are going
at exactly one mile per minute, or one mile/60 seconds. If you are going one mile/10 seconds,
your speed is 6x as fast, which is 360 MPH, which is Top Fuel dragster territory. I’ll note
that 3 seconds per marker is 30 seconds per mile, or 120 MPH. Hope you have your radar
detecting device in good working order…

Yeah, i drive about 885 when there isn’t too much traffic on the Beltway. So, my initial statement about the tenths moving every 3 seconds was a little off, maybe every 4-5 seconds.

I meant “i drive 85” not 885. Oops

I was going to say wow you can do 885mph on the beltway!

I’m still impressed at 85mph you must drive at unusual times to be able to do that consistanly