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Unformatted text preview: remain open for emergency vehicles, so only one lane is open for evacuation. In the summer, 100,000 people live along the Keys. Past data taken on the bridge that connects all of the islands to the mainland suggests that cars, during emergencies, typically hold three people, move no faster than 5 miles/hour and maintain a spacing of about one car length. Your goal as director is to order the evacuation early enough so that all of the residents will make it to the mainland by the time the Hurricane strikes Key West. Question: How far (miles) must the hurricane be from Key West when you order the evacuation? (Assume the average car is 15 feet in length.) Show work for partial credit....
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