# SOLUTION: If two planes leave the same airport at 1:00 PM, how many miles apart will they be at 3:00 PM if one travels directly north at 150 mph and the other travels directly west at 200 mp

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Human-and-algebraic-language Question 15972: If two planes leave the same airport at 1:00 PM, how many miles apart will they be at 3:00 PM if one travels directly north at 150 mph and the other travels directly west at 200 mph?Answer by fractalier(2101)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!By 3 pm, both have traveled two hours. One has traveled north 300 miles and the other has gone west 400 miles. The distance between them is the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose legs are 300 and 400 miles. It is easy to see that this distance is 500 miles...we have a 3-4-5 right triangle...