Time to quit the blame game — and study geometry!

On the ferry coming to the office, I stood on the prow watching the harbor traffic. Not too far in the distance I saw a little white speck heading in our direction, growing ever larger as it neared. All at once, Euclidian geometry popped into my head. Will a boat (with me on it!), sailing at x rate of speed and travelling in a north-easterly direction, collide with another vessel sailing at y rate of speed and traveling in a north-westerly direction? , but [email protected]

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