# SOLUTION: A six passenger plane cruises at 180 mph in calm air. If the plane flies 7 miles with the wind in the same amount of time as it flies 5 miles against the wind, then what is the win

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 329006: A six passenger plane cruises at 180 mph in calm air. If the plane flies 7 miles with the wind in the same amount of time as it flies 5 miles against the wind, then what is the wind speed?Found 2 solutions by solver91311, nyc_function:Answer by solver91311(16868)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! See http://www.algebra.com/algebra/homework/Polynomials-and-rational-expressions/Polynomials-and-rational-expressions.faq.question.329003.html Just change the numbers. John Answer by nyc_function(2733)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let w = speed of wind 7/(180 - w) = 5/(180 + w) Can you take it from here?