A private airplane leaves an airport and flies due south at

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A private airplane leaves an airport and flies due south at

Postby softballpro_87 » Fri May 06, 2011 8:41 pm

1) A private airplane leaves an airport and flies due south at 192 mph. Two hours later, a jet leaves the same airport and flies due south at 960 mph. When will the jet overtake the plane?

2) It takes a small jet 4 hr less time than it takes a propeller-driven plane to travel from Glen Rock to Oakville. The jet average 637 km/h. How far is it from Glen Rock to Oakville?

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Postby stapel_eliz » Fri May 06, 2011 11:29 pm

To learn how to set up and solve this sort of "uniform rate" exercise, please study the following:

. . . . ."Distance" Word Problems

Once you have learned the basic terms and techniques, please attempt at least one of the exercises. If you get stuck, you can then reply with a clear listing of your steps and reasoning so far. Thank you! :wink:


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