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An airplane has a speed of 400 km/h with no wind. The airplane flies 2140 km with the wind. The airplane can only fly 1860 km against the wind in the same time. If w equals the speed of the wind, make an equation that can be used to find w?

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  1. time = distance / rate ... the times are the same

    2140 / (400 + w) = 1860 / (400 - w)

    (2140 * 400) - 2140 w = (1860 * 400) + 1860 w

    400 (2140 - 1860) = 4000 w

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