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With an 80 km/h head wind a plane can fly a certain distance in 4 h. Flying in the opposite direction, with the same wind blowing, it can fly that distance in one hour less. What is the plane’s speed?

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    since distance = speed * time,

    (s-80)(4) = (s+80)(3)

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    y

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