Posted by **tean** on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 10:47pm.

With a tailwind, a bird flew at a ground speed of 3 mi/hr. Flying the same path against the same wind, the bird travels at a ground speed of 1.5 mi/hr. What is the bird's air speed? What is the wind speed?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 10:52pm
W= wind speed

B= bird speed

B+W=3

B-W=1.5

add the equation

2B=4.5 Solve for B, then solve for W

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**Lafanda**, Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 10:58pm
Hey bobpursley, would you mind looking at my question? its down a couple... Thanks :)

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