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A plane averaged 500 mph on a trip going east, but only 350 mph on the return trip.

The total flying time in both directions was 8.5 hours. What was t...

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A plane averaged 500 mph on a trip going east, but only 350 mph on the return trip.

The total flying time in both directions was 8.5 hours.
What was the one way distance?

Answer

[tex]x-\ distance\\\\ Formula\ for\ \\\\ v=x/t\\\\ t_1- time \ when\ plane\ went\ east\\ t_2-time \ when\ plane
eturned\ t_2=8,5h-t_1\\\\ v_1=500mph\ , v_2=350mph\\\\ x=v*t, and\ x\ in\ both\ directins\ was\ the \ same, so\\ v_1*t_1=v_2*t_2\\\\ 500mph*t_1=350mph*(8,5h-t_1)\\ 500t_1=2975-350t_1\\ 850t_1=2975\ |:850\\ t_1=3,51h\\ x=500mph*3,51h=1755mile\ \ One\ way\ distance.
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