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anonymous
 5 years ago
An airplane flying into a headwind travels 224 miles in 2 hours and 40 minutes. On the return flight, the distance is traveled in 2 hours. Find the airspeed of the plane and the speed of the wind, assuming that both remain constant.
anonymous
 5 years ago
An airplane flying into a headwind travels 224 miles in 2 hours and 40 minutes. On the return flight, the distance is traveled in 2 hours. Find the airspeed of the plane and the speed of the wind, assuming that both remain constant.

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0assume the speed of the air is v1 and the speed of the airplane is v2.. we have the following two equations: \[v2v1=224miles/160\min\] \[v2+v1=224miles/120\min\] solve the two equations for v1 and v2

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0actually the speed of airspeed and the wind can't be assumed as constant value...

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the speed of the airplane v2=1.63 miles/min the speed of the air v1=0.23miles/min

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Why can you not assume the that the airspeed and windspeed remain constant?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it might be right if the fraction of the air being neglected

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The problem says to assume constant speeds; regardless of whether it conforms to real events :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so then i think anwar is right...

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so would you say...? plane speed = 98 mph; wind speed = 14 mph?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes, though i may add in a few decimal places for accuracy

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes.. 1.63miles/min*60min/hour=97.8mph 0.23miles/min*60min/hour=13.8mph

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok well thanks for helping it makes a lot more sense now! Thanks everyone!
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