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Problem of the Week
Problem A
Family Trip

Fuad takes the train to visit his family. He travels from Campbellton, NB to Kitchener, ON.

  1. The train leaves from Campbellton at 11:15 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time (AST) and arrives in Kitchener at 7:16 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) the next day. Atlantic Time is one hour ahead of Eastern Time. For example, at 1:00 p.m. EST it is the same time as 2:00 p.m. AST.
    How long will his trip take? Justify your answer.

  2. The table below gives the stops on the trip, in order, and the distances between stops.

    StopDistance to next
    stop (in km)
    Campbellton, NB\(105\)
    Amqui, QC\(208\)
    Riviā€˜ere-du-Loup, QC\(334\)
    Drummondville, QC\(109\)
    Montreal, QC\(151\)
    Cornwall, ON\(269\)
    Belleville, ON\(131\)
    Oshawa, ON\(59\)
    Toronto, ON\(43\)
    Brampton, ON\(77\)
    Kitchener, ON

    Which station is approximately halfway between Campbellton and Kitchener?