Posted by Kim on .
A planehas 7 hrs. to reach a target and come back to base. it flies out to the target at 480 miles per hr. and returns on the same route at 640 miles per hour. how many miles from the base is the target?

College math 
Reiny,
let the time for the "outtrip" be t hours
then the return trip took 7t hours
so first distance = 480t miles
return distance = 640(7t)miles
but aren't the two distances equal ?
so solve
480t = (640(7t)
then sub your value of t into 480t