Danielle K.

asked • 11/02/19

How far was the flight from Washington, DC, to LA?

Willa flew from Washington, DC, to Los Angeles for a sales conference. When she flew home from Los Angeles, her plane was diverted to New York City because of bad weather in Washington. The flight to the conference was 239 miles shorter than the flight back, but because the prevailing winds blow west to east the flight back east took 36 minutes less time. The speed of the plane from east to west was 445 mph, and the speed of the plane from west to east was 555 mph. How far was the flight from Washington, DC, to LA? (Hint: First figure out how many hours is equal to 36 minutes.)

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