Thursday

November 27, 2014

November 27, 2014

Posted by **PLEASE NEED HELP** on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 11:05pm.

- algebra -
**Anonymous**, Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11:45amDistance (times) rate (times) time

Let p represent the speed of the plane in still air

Let w represent the speed of the wind

600= (p+w)(4)

600= (p-w)(5)

600 divided by 4= 150= p+w

600 divided by 5= 120= p-w

150+120= 270=2p

--- ---

divide 2 2

=135 =p

p+w= 150

135+w= 150

-135 -135

--------------

w = 15

The speed of the plane in still air is 135 mph.

The speed of the wind is 15 mph.

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Algebra - Beth is a bush pilot in Alaska. On a recent trip, she flew 600 miles ...

math - In a storm, a plane flew against the wind and took 9 hours to cover 3,...

math - Matt and Anna are frequent fliers on Fast n Go Airplanes. They often fly ...

MATH - Matt and Anna are frequent fliers on Fast n Go Airplanes. They often fly ...

8th Algebra - 1) An airplane took 2 hours to fly 600 km against a head wind. The...

algebra II - An aircraft flew 6 hours with the wind. The return trip took 7 ...

Algebra - An airplane traveled 1092 miles with a tailwind, turned around and ...

repost math question - An aircraft flew 6 hours with the wind. The return trip ...

Math - An aircraft flew 3hrs with the wind. The return trip took 4hrs against ...

Math - Against the wind, a small palne flew 900 miles in 9 hours. The return ...