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anonymous
 4 years ago
PLEASE HELP! A plane took 5 hours to get from Omaha to San Francisco with a tailwind of 28 mph. It took 6 hours to make the return trip with a headwind of the same speed, 28 mph. How fast was the plane traveling in still air?
anonymous
 4 years ago
PLEASE HELP! A plane took 5 hours to get from Omaha to San Francisco with a tailwind of 28 mph. It took 6 hours to make the return trip with a headwind of the same speed, 28 mph. How fast was the plane traveling in still air?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how did you calculate that? are you sure?? Thanks!!!

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@satellite73 ?? do you know how to solve this??

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and 1680 i think is too far

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i set up (5p+28)=6(p28)..

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0close, i think it should be \[5(p+28)=6(p28)\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if you call "p" the rate

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah what you said at first

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah but then when you simplify it's 28 and thats not an answer..

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh i could be wrong, i jumped the gun maybe 1680 is the right answer

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but how do you get that?!?!?!

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lets solve \[5(x+28)=6(x28)\] \[5x+140=6x168\] \[140=x168\] \[x=308\] so the rate is 308 miles per hour, but that is not the distance, that is the rate

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0to find the distance replace the rate of 308 in either expression for example \[5(308+28)=5\times 336=1680\] as stated above

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0THANK YOU!! but that is the rate in still air as well?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Anyssah was right , i jumped the gun

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the rate in still air is 308 mph, yes. the distance is therefore 1680

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Its not asking for the distance thought, its the rate it traveled in still air.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, then 308 mph is the right answer to that question
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