algebra phyics word problem

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at 20 degree C the speed of sound in air is 344 m/s. This is 1.117 m/s slower than the speed of sound in water.
write and solve an equation to find the speed of sound in water.
i started writeing this but im not sure how to do this:
344 - s = 344
im not sure how to do this?

  • mrs sue algebra phyics word problem -

    can you check : is this righ:
    s- 1.117 = 3.44
    s-1.117 + 1.117 = 3.44 +1.117
    s-0 = 4.557
    s= 4.557
    4.557 - 1.117 = 3.44
    3.44 = 3.44

  • algebra phyics word problem -

    I'm sorry, Marko, but I never took physics and my math skills stop about middle school level.

  • algebra phyics word problem -

    ok but this is in algebra mathword problem about physic

  • algebra phyics word problem -

    You must reside in the part of the world that uses a comma as a decimal point, and vice versa. The speed of sound is water is 1,117 m/s faster than it is in air. (One thousand, one hundred seventeen)

    If s is the speed in water,

    s = 344 + 1117.

    s = 1461 m/s

  • algebra phyics word problem -

    sorry i mistyped
    so can i write it out like this:
    s - 1,117 344
    s - 1,117 + 1,117 = 344 + 1,117
    s-0 = 1461
    s=1,461

    check; s - 1117 = 344
    1461 - 1117 = 344

  • algebra phyics word problem -

    No, that is all wrong.
    I suggest you look again at the way I did it.

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