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A man flies a small airplane from Fargo to Bismarck, North Dakota  a distance of 180 miles. Because he is flying into a head wind, the trip takes him 2 hours. On the way back, the wind is still blowing at the same speed, so the return trip takes only 1 hour 12 minutes. What is his speed in still air, and how fast is the wind blowing?
 one year ago
 one year ago
A man flies a small airplane from Fargo to Bismarck, North Dakota  a distance of 180 miles. Because he is flying into a head wind, the trip takes him 2 hours. On the way back, the wind is still blowing at the same speed, so the return trip takes only 1 hour 12 minutes. What is his speed in still air, and how fast is the wind blowing?
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 one year ago

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rate times time equals distance
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(nw)2=180 (n+w)1.2=180  2n2w=180 1.2n+1.2w=180  6n6w=540 6n+6w=900  12n=1440 n=123  substitute n into one of original equations 2(123)2w=180 w=33 did i do that right?
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CalebBeaversBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
im thinking no...im so confused
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MertsjBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes. You did it right. Good job!!
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CalebBeaversBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ohhh thank you for getting me started =D
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