# SOLUTION: An airplane flying at a rate of 500 mph leaves Hawaii en route to Alaska. One-half hour later, a second airplane leaves Hawaii in the same direction flying at a rate of 600 miles p

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 345763: An airplane flying at a rate of 500 mph leaves Hawaii en route to Alaska. One-half hour later, a second airplane leaves Hawaii in the same direction flying at a rate of 600 miles per hour. How long will it take the second airplane to overtake the first?Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!D=RT D=500T D=600(T-1) 500T=600(T-1) 500T=600T-600 500T-500T=-600 -100T=-600 T=-600/-100 T=6 HOURS AFTER THE FIRST PLANE LEAVES THEY WILL MEET. PROOF: 500*6=600(6-1) 3,000=600*5 3,000=3,000