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anonymous
 4 years ago
An airplane travels 900 miles from Houston to Miami in 6 hours against the wind. On its return trip, with the wind, it only takes 5 hours. Find the rate of the airplane with no wind. Find the rate of the wind.
anonymous
 4 years ago
An airplane travels 900 miles from Houston to Miami in 6 hours against the wind. On its return trip, with the wind, it only takes 5 hours. Find the rate of the airplane with no wind. Find the rate of the wind.

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let the ground speed be x And the wind speed be y AGAINST WIND Distance = 900 miles. Distance = Rate * time 900= (xy)*6 WITH WIND Distance = 900 miles. Distance = Rate * time 900= (x+y)*5 6x6y=900 xy= 150 5x+5y=900 x+y=180 xy= 150 x+y=180 2x=330 x= 165 mph = ground speed ( With no wind ) y= 15 The ground speed of the plane is 165 mph and wind speed = 15 mph

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How Did You get xy= 150 ?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that's just how you find speed without wind resistance. 900 = (xy) *6 900/6 = xy 150 = xy

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How Did You Get 2x=330 ?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so what was the answer?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x=165 mph y=15 Wind Speed

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm sorry I didn't answer I'm doing my homework

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Its Okay I Believe I Know How To Do This Now :D
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