Posted by Erica on .
Erik bicycles 32 km/h with no wind. Against the wind he bikes 33 km in the same time it takes to bike 63 km with the wind. What is the speed of the wind?

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Ms. Sue,
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GuruBlue,
Erik bicycles 32 km/h with no wind. Against the wind he bikes 33 km in the same time it takes to bike 63 km with the wind. What is the speed of the wind?

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bobpursley,
You have to assume in this case the wind retards and assists with the same force, which is not usually true.
Vrg=Vrgs+Vwind
where Vrg is net velocity relative to ground, Vrgs is velocity relative to ground in still conditions, and Vwind is the velocity of the wind.
Vrgs=32
33km/time=32km/hrSpeedwind
63km/time=32km/hr+speed wind.
add the equations...
33+63)km/time=64km/hr
then time= 96/64 hr
Now solve for speed of wind in the first equation..
33km/time=32km/hrspeedwind. 
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David,
Now solve for speed of wind in the first equation..
33km/time=32km/hrspeedwind.
How do I do that?