Thursday

October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

Posted by **Leah** on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 9:10am.

A plane can fly 150 mph in calm air. Flying with the wind, the plane can fly 350 mi in the same amount of time it takes to fly 250 mi against the wind. Find the rate of the wind.

- College Math -
**PsyDAG**, Monday, November 23, 2009 at 9:46amLet x = wind rate

Speed = distance/time, therefore

time = distance/speed

350/(150+x) = 250/(150-x)

Solve for x.

- College Math -
**Leah**, Monday, November 23, 2009 at 9:52amThanks

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Math - A plane can fly 140 mph in calm air. Flying with the wind, the plane can ...

Algebra - Flying with the wind, a small plane flew 360 miles in 2hours. Against ...

Algebra - Flying with the wind, a small plane flew 360 miles in 2hours. Against ...

math - It took a small plan 1 hour longer to fly 480 miles against the wind than...

Algebra 1B - it took a small plane 3 hours more to fly 475 miles against the ...

College Math - A plane flies 460 miles with the wind and 310 miles against the ...

physics - a plane needs to fly at 40 degrees n of e when flying through a wind ...

Algebra - A Coast Guard plane has enough fuel to fly for 6hr, and it's speed in ...

math - A pilot can fly an MD-11 2160 miles with the wind in the same time she ...

math - Flying to Seoul with a tailwind a plane averaged 343 mph. On the return ...