# SOLUTION: two planes started at the same time from the same airport and flew in opposite directions. one flew 60 miles per hour faster than the other. in 5 hours, they were 2800 miles apart.

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 Question 523144: two planes started at the same time from the same airport and flew in opposite directions. one flew 60 miles per hour faster than the other. in 5 hours, they were 2800 miles apart. find the rate of each plane.Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Plane I x mph Plane II x+ 60 .. They are moving away from each other So add up their speed. combined speed = x+ 1 x + 60 ( 2 x + 60 ) Time = 5 hours Distance = 2800 miles Distance = speed * time ( 2 x 60 )* 5 = 2800 10 x + 300 = 2800 10 x = 2800 + -300 10 x = 2500 / 10 x= 250 mph Plane I Plane II 250 + 60 = 310 mph