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An air plane can travel 560 miles per hour with the wind and 480
miles per hour against the wind. Determine the speed of the plane in
still air and the speed of the wind.

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    if the plane's speed is p, and the wind is w,

    p+w = 560
    p-w = 480

    That should help.

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