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Posted by **Jennifer** on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 11:14am.

I'm pretty bad with word problems, but this is how I answered it:

set an equation:

(350)mph / (160-x)mph = (450)mph / (160+x)mph

solved to get x (windspeed)=20

was this the right way to do it? If not, could somebody please explain?

Thanks a bunch.

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 2:58pmcorrect

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**Jennifer**, Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 4:21pmthanks ya

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