On December 17 at Kitty Hawk, N.C., 1903 the Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard.

First flight, Orvile 12 seconds, 37 meters.

Longest flight, Wilbur, 59 seconds, 260 meters.

The average speed for the first flight was x meters per second. The average speed for the longest flight was y meters per second. What is the average of x and y Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth.

SHADOWwolf Sep 1, 2020

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First flight, Orvile 12 seconds, 37 meters.

Longest flight, Wilbur, 59 seconds, 260 meters.

The average speed for the first flight was x meters per second. The average speed for the longest flight was y meters per second. What is the average of x and y Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth.

**Hello SHADOWwolf!**

\(x=\frac{37m}{12s}=3.08\overline{3}m/s\\ y=\frac{260m}{59s}=4.407m/s\)

\(\frac{x+y}{2}=\frac{(3.083+4.407)m/s}{2}\approx 3.7m/s\)

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asinus Sep 1, 2020