Kaitt L.

asked • 05/03/21

Linear Equation Word Problem (below)

A plane traveled 1496 miles to Baltimore and back. The trip there was with the wind. It took 11 hours. The trip back was into the wind. The trip back took 17 hours. Find the speed of the plane in still air and the speed of the wind.



How do I solve this using linear equation? I'm very confused.

Thank you for whoever is going to help me with it.

1 Expert Answer

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Diogenes F.

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Although perhaps I misunderstood the distances and you meant that each trip was 1496mi? The speed seems quite low, if the total distance traveled was 2*1496mi=2992mi then the speeds are double what I have here.
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05/03/21

Kaitt L.

No, you were right, I was only able to get the speed of the plane but I was confused on how to get the speed of the wind. Thank you so much for the help!
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Diogenes F.

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No problem
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