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Welcome to MATH Magazine’s Numbers in the News! Each week we'll post a math question based on a current news story. Read and solve the question.

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Solo Sail

Sixteen-year-old Jessica Watson from Australia turned her dream of sailing around the world into a reality. Jessica traveled about 23,000 miles to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone. She left Sydney on October 17, 2009, and returned on May 15, 2010. On average, how many miles did she travel per day? Round to the nearest mile.