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.

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.

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.

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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?

Try using the standard set-up for

--------+-----+-------+---+

########| d = r * t |

--------+-----+-------+---+

with | 300 | p + w | 4 |

--------+-----+-------+---+

against | 300 | p - w | 5 |

--------+-----+-------+---+

...where "p" is the rate of the plane, and "w" is the rate of the wind.