Posted by Nicole C. on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 9:21pm.
I actually have a few different problems that are giving me trouble.
The first:
We have to use the motion problem formula: d=rt and make a table containing the elements:
rate: * time: = distance

label #1
label #2
The Directions for this problem's section:
Make a table, and use systems of equations to solve these word problems.
Problem:
Flying with the wind, a plane travels 1200 nautical miles in 4 hours. Flying against the wind, it travels 500 nautical miles in 2 hours. What is the speed of the plane in still air and the speed of the wind?
***I have figured out that on the table label #1 will be "With the wind" and label #2 will be "Against the wind"***
Thank you so much for any help that I can get!!!

8th Grade Math (Algebra1)  Baby Phat, Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 9:34pm
Sorry but we never learned that kind of math I wished I could help you I read all the instructions I know math, but not that kind. I'm sorry.

8th Grade Math (Algebra1)  Nicole C., Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 9:36pm
its alright, I don't get much myself...even after going through this about 4 months ago. thank you for trying!

8th Grade Math (Algebra1)  Nicole C., Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 9:40pm
Another problem that I have that includes the same directions are:
A plane leaves Lignoier Airport and travels west at 230 mph. A second plane leaves 3 hours later and travels east at 215 mph. How long has each plane flown when the two planes are 1135 miles apart?

8th Grade Math (Algebra1) Please Help ME!!  Nicole C., Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 9:57pm
Please Help me!!!! This is due tomorrow (our teacher gives us one night to do it) and I'm confused and I don't know what to do about it!

8th Grade Math (Algebra1)  Reiny, Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 10:39pm
Nicole, re your first question
In your chart, in the row "with the wind"
fill in D as 1200, R as x+y, and T as 4
in the row "against the wind", fill in
D = 500, R = xy, and T = 2
from first row: 1200 = 4(x+y)
4x + 4y = 1200
x + y = 300 (#1)
from second row: 500 = 2(xy)
2x  2y = 500
x  y = 250 (#2)
add #1 and#2 > 2x = 550
x = 275
sub into #1 275 + y = 300
y = 25

Lignoeir question  Reiny, Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 10:47pm
"A plane leaves Lignoier Airport and travels west at 230 mph. A second plane leaves 3 hours later and travels east at 215 mph. How long has each plane flown when the two planes are 1135 miles apart?
"
form two rows in your chart:
first: going west
second: going east
Going West: T = t hours, R = 230 km/h, D = 230t km
Goint East: T = t3 hours, R = 215 km/h, D = 215(t3)
When is total D = 1135 ?
230t + 215(t3) = 1135
.
.
t = 4
first one flew 4 hours, the second flew 1 hour.

8th Grade Math (Algebra1)  Alice, Friday, February 6, 2009 at 3:00am
What is domain?

8th Grade Math (Algebra1)  kellie, Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 6:19pm
y=x+2

8th Grade Math (Algebra1)  hottie, Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 6:26pm
what is x2=12?

8th Grade Math (Algebra1)  hottie, Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 6:27pm
can someone help

8th Grade Math (Algebra1)  Jamiee, Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 6:34pm
x=14

8th Grade Math (Algebra1)  maria, Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 7:02pm
63=
5xO=
(2x)1
simpllify thesepositive exponents

8th Grade Math (Algebra1)  tj 45, Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 9:14pm
sorry i wish i could help ,but i am kind of confused about this kind of algebra
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