Homework Help: 11
Posted by Judy on .
How do I work this problem? Flying with the wind, an airplane can travel 1080 miles in six hours, but against the wind, it goes 360 miles in half the time. Find the air speed and wind speed

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Sra 
algebra 
Steve,
plane's normal speed = s
wind speed = w
1080(s+w) = 6
360/(sw) = 3
6s + 6w = 1080
3s  3w = 360
12s = 1800
s = 150
w = 30