# SOLUTION: With a tailwind, a small aircraft can fly 900 miles in 5 hours. Against the same wind, the plane can fly the same distance in 6 hours. Find the average wind speed and the average a

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 Question 386641: With a tailwind, a small aircraft can fly 900 miles in 5 hours. Against the same wind, the plane can fly the same distance in 6 hours. Find the average wind speed and the average air speed of the plane.Answer by Alan3354(30937)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!With a tailwind, a small aircraft can fly 900 miles in 5 hours. Against the same wind, the plane can fly the same distance in 6 hours. Find the average wind speed and the average air speed of the plane. --------------- 900/5 = 180 mph 900/6 = 150 mph The plane's airspeed is the average = (180 + 150)/2 = 165 mph The windspeed is the difference = 15 mph