A businessperson took a small airplane for a quick flight up the coast for a lunch meeting and then returned home. Theplane flew a total of 4 hours, and each way the trip was 200 miles. What was the speed of the wind that affected the plane,which was flying at a speed of 120 mph? Round your answer to the nearest whole number.Provide your answer below:

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Asked Apr 20, 2019
A businessperson took a small airplane for a quick flight up the coast for a lunch meeting and then returned home. The
plane flew a total of 4 hours, and each way the trip was 200 miles. What was the speed of the wind that affected the plane,
which was flying at a speed of 120 mph? Round your answer to the nearest whole number.
Provide your answer below:
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A businessperson took a small airplane for a quick flight up the coast for a lunch meeting and then returned home. The plane flew a total of 4 hours, and each way the trip was 200 miles. What was the speed of the wind that affected the plane, which was flying at a speed of 120 mph? Round your answer to the nearest whole number. Provide your answer below:

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Step 1

To set up an equation for the windspeed and solve it

Step 2

Let the windspeed be x mph (constant throughout the trip). So, the speed of the plane along and ag...

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