# SOLUTION: 1.A plane travels from Orlando to Denver and back again. On the five-hour trip from Orlando to Denver, the plane has a tailwind of 40 miles per hour. On the return trip from Denve

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-equations Question 633370: 1.A plane travels from Orlando to Denver and back again. On the five-hour trip from Orlando to Denver, the plane has a tailwind of 40 miles per hour. On the return trip from Denver to Orlando, the plane faces a headwind of 40 miles per hour. This trip takes six hours. What is the speed of the airplane in still air? please show workAnswer by josmiceli(9817)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let = the speed of the plane in still air = speed of plane from Orlando to Denver in mi/hr = speed of plane from Denver to Orlando in mi/hr --------- 1st trip: 2nd trip: ---------------- By substitution: 440 mi/hr is the speed of the plane in still air check: mi and mi/hr OK