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 July 5th, 2010, 05:52 PM #1 Member   Joined: Jun 2010 From: USA, Texas Posts: 85 Thanks: 0 Jet Speed & Wind Speed Click image to enlarge.
 July 5th, 2010, 10:36 PM #2 Global Moderator     Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada - The Forest City Posts: 7,912 Thanks: 1110 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond Re: Jet Speed & Wind Speed Let s be the speed of the plane, h be the speed of the wind, t_1 be the time spent travelling to Bismark (2 hrs) and t_2 be the time spent travelling back to Fargo (5/4 hrs). distance = speed * time, so two equations may be formed: 180 = (s - h) * t_1 and 180 = (s + h ) * t_2. Can you solve it now?

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