A Little Logic/Math Puzzle for Those who are Bored Here's a math problem for somebody to figure out... The airline I work at has outfitted all its aircraft with state-of-the-art GPS equipment. This equipment is capable of telling you how far it is from your present position to a fixed facility on the ground. It can also take your current groundspeed and tell you how long it would take you to fly to this facility. So, for instance, it might say we are 254.4 miles from Anchorage airport, and we would be there in 34 minutes. Now. Last week, on a flight, I noticed something odd. We had the GPS unit set to measure the distance to an object on the ground BEHIND us. We were moving farther away from the object. The GPS unit confirmed this because the distance between us and the object kept increasing as we moved farther away. However, we noticed that the TIME required to fly to the object was DECREASING. So what situation would be occurring to make this happen? How could we move farther away from something, while at the same time, the time it takes to travel to it decreases? THe object on the ground is stationary. The situation that causes this to happen is very routine and not some wierd, far-fetched explanation, and is also very normal. It is not a problem with the GPS; under this situation this phenomenon is to be expected. So, what is the situation?