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A plane flies from Alphaville to Betaville and then back to Alphaville. When there is no wind, the round trip takes 4 hours and 48 minutes, but when there is a wind blowing from Alphaville to Betaville at 100 miles per hour, the trip takes 5 hours. How many miles is the distance from Alphaville to Betaville?

Thanks!

Sep 19, 2018

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A plane flies from Alphaville to Betaville and then back to Alphaville. When there is no wind, the round trip takes 4 hours and 48 minutes, but when there is a wind blowing from Alphaville to Betaville at 100 miles per hour, the trip takes 5 hours. How many miles is the distance from Alphaville to Betaville?

4hrs, 48 min    =  4.8 hrs.

Let D be the distance  between the towns, and  let R be the  normal rate of the plane

So we have this equation [ with no wind ]

2D / R  =   4.8

Solving for  D  we have that

2D = 4.8R

D =  2.4R    (1)

And when the wind is blowing, we have this equation

D / (R + 100)  + D / ( R - 100)  =  5     simplify

[ D(R - 100) + D(R + 100) ] / [ (R + 100)(R - 100) ]  = 5

[ 2DR]  = 5 [ (R + 100) (R - 100) ]       sub  (1)  for D

2 (2.4R)R  =  5 (R^2 - 10000)

4.8R^2  = 5R^2  - 50000

5R^2 - 4.8R^2 - 50000  = 0

.2R^2  - 50000  = 0

.2R^2   =  50000

R^2  = 50000/ .2

R^2 =  50000 * 10/ 2

R^2  = 250,000     take the square root

R = 500

And  using (1 )the distance between the towns  is  (2.4)(500) = 1200 miles

Sep 19, 2018
edited by CPhill  Sep 19, 2018
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Thank You!!

Sep 20, 2018
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Replay of invisable posts

Post #1: deleted because it doesn’t make sense.

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Let the speed of the plane from A to B = S, then:

Its speed from B to A =S - 100

48/60 =0.8 hours

Distance =Speed x Time

4.8S =D.......................................(1)

5S - 500=D..................................(2)

4.8S =5S - 500

S  = 2,500 mph-which doesn't make sense!!!

Distance =4.8 x 2,500 =12,000 miles.

The reason it doesn’t make sense is because you lack the prerequisites.

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Sep 20, 2018
edited by Guest  Sep 20, 2018