# SOLUTION: Two airplanes leave phoenix at the same time and fly in opposite directions. One plane travels 60 miles per hour faster than the other. After 2.5 hours they are 1700 miles apart.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 261399: Two airplanes leave phoenix at the same time and fly in opposite directions. One plane travels 60 miles per hour faster than the other. After 2.5 hours they are 1700 miles apart. What is the rate of the slower plane?Answer by Greenfinch(383)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!One does X mph, the other x + 60 mph Total is thus 2X + 60 mph After 2.5 hours, they are 2.5(2X + 60) miles away, which is 1700 5X + 150 = 1700 5X = 1550 x = 310 mph, the other does 370 mph