# SOLUTION: Show all work. A aircraft travels 20 miles with a tailwind in 3 hours. It returns in 4 hours. Find the speed of the aircraft in calm wind AND rate of the wind. Hints: Rate x

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 Question 61772: Show all work. A aircraft travels 20 miles with a tailwind in 3 hours. It returns in 4 hours. Find the speed of the aircraft in calm wind AND rate of the wind. Hints: Rate x Times = Distance 3(R+W)=20 or R+W=20/3 4(R-W)=20 or R-W=5 Answer by venugopalramana(3286)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Show all work. A aircraft travels 20 miles with a tailwind in 3 hours. It returns in 4 hours. Find the speed of the aircraft in calm wind AND rate of the wind. Hints: Rate x Times = Distance 3(R+W)=20 or R+W=20/3..................1 4(R-W)=20 or R-W=5 .........................2 EQN.1+EQN.2.. 2R=5+20/3 =35/3 R=35/6.MPH.....SPEED OF AIR CRAFT IN CALM WIND 35/6+W = 20/3 W = 20/3 - 35/6 = 5/6 MPH...SPEED OF WIND ANY WAY THE FIGURES LOOK ABSURDLY LOW!!FOR AN AIR CRAFT