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# 855 / 15 =57. 18 x 81 = 1458. 777 + 13 = 790. 1055 – 999 = 56. How is the sole subtrahend in these equations related to the first object on wheels to exceed 100 miles per hour?

Question #94861. Asked by BRY2K. (Apr 20 08 7:02 AM)

triviapaul

The sole subtrahend in that list is "999".
The first object on wheels to exceed 100 mph was the "American" locomotive no. 999.

"The design was elegant and mechanically simple. An "American"-type locomotive -- the New York Central No. 999 of 1893, pulling a four-car train -- became the first vehicle anywhere in the world to exceed 100 miles per hour."

http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/locomove/locojh.htm
http://www.toytrains1.com/american.htm

 Apr 20 08, 7:45 AM
HeavensArrow

a steam-powered locomotive built specifically by the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in 1893 for its Empire State Express passenger train was the first manmade object on wheels to exceed 100 miles-per-hour

The connection between them may well be the # 999....is this right?
No. 999 entered service in May of 1893, making the trip from Syracuse, New York to the Chicago World's Fair. The Express was recorded traveling at 112.5 mph (195.5 km/h) by unofficial timers during an exhibition run between Batavia and Buffalo on May 10, making No. 999 the fastest-moving manmade invention of its time and the first object on wheels to exceed 100 mph (161 km/h).[1][2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_State_Express

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subtraction

855 / 15 =57. 18 x 81 = 1458. 777 + 13 = 790. 1055 – 999 = 56

 Apr 20 08, 7:53 AM

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