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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 183671: A jetplane and a tanker plane are 350 miles apart. They head towards each other so the jet can refuel. The jet flies 250 mi/hr faster than the tanker. Determine the speed of each aircarft if they meet in thrity minutes. Okay, so i realize this is the type of problem where you have to come up with two equations then use the subsitution method to solve for each variable, but I cannot figure out what the two equations would be. So What I have so far is- T-Speed of Tanker J-Speed of Jet J= T+250 Then i have tried several equations for the second one, but none of them seem right! I am completley stuck! Please help me out if at all possible! Thanks a bunch!Answer by stanbon(57328)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A jetplane and a tanker plane are 350 miles apart. They head towards each other so the jet can refuel. The jet flies 250 mi/hr faster than the tanker. Determine the speed of each aircraft if they meet in thirty minutes. -------------------------------------- Rate Equation: distance/time = rate 350 mi/(1/2)hr = 700 mph ------------------------------- Tankar speed is x ; Jet speed = 250 Equation: x + (x + 250) = 700 2x = 450 x = 225 mph (tankar speed) x+50 = 275 mph (jet speed) ------------------------------- Cheers, Stan H.