# Intermediate Algebra 121

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An airplane encountered a head wind during flight between Jopp and Jaws which took 4 hours and 42 minutes. The flight return was 4 hours. If the distance from Jopp to Jaws is 2800 miles, find the airspeed of the plane (the speed of the plane in still air) and the speed of the wind, assuming both remain constant.

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Speed after encountering wind=2800/4.7=595.7447miles/hr

Speed without wind=2800/4=700miles/hr

difference in speed=700-595.7447

=104.2553 miles/hr

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