I need help with a word problem...
A plane flies 300 miles in 4 hours with the wind. Against the wind the plane flies the same distance in 5 hours. What is the rate of the wind?
I would appreciate the help. Thanks.
andyjay wrote:A plane flies 300 miles in 4 hours with the wind. Against the wind the plane flies the same distance in 5 hours. What is the rate of the wind?
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########| d = r * t |
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with | 300 | p + w | 4 |
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against | 300 | p - w | 5 |
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