Two planes left the same airport traveling in opposite directions. The first plane left at 9:00 a.m. and 2.25 h later, the two planes were 1825 mi apart. The se
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Two planes left the same airport traveling in opposite directions. The first plane left at 9:00 a.m. and 2.25 h later, the two planes were 1825 mi apart. The second plane left at 10:00 a.m. and its average rate was 108 mph slower than the first plane's average rate. What was the first plane's average rate?
Let x represent the first plane's average rate.
Enter an equation that can be used to solve this problem in the first box. Solve for x and enter the first plane's average rate in the second box.
Equation: ____________
x = ____ mph
Let x represent the first plane's average rate.
Enter an equation that can be used to solve this problem in the first box. Solve for x and enter the first plane's average rate in the second box.
Equation: ____________
x = ____ mph
1 Answer

1. User Answers HomertheGenius
Formula for calculating the distance :
d = v * t, where v is the velocity and t is the time.
We have two planes that are traveling in the opposite directions.
d = 2.25 x + 1.25 * ( x  108 )
1,825 = 2.25 x + 1.25 x  135
1,825 + 135 = 3.5 x
x = 1,960 : 3.5
x = 560
Answer:
Equation : 1,825 = 2.25 x + 125 *( x  135 )
x = 560 mph