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An Algebraic Word Problem Involving Motion: Case 2

Author: Kevin Ritzman
Subject: Mathematics
Source: Wisc-Online
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In this animated object, learners use an algebraic formula to solve the following problem: An airplane travels a certain distance with the wind in the same amount of time that it takes to travel a shorter distance against the wind. Given a constant wind speed, what is the speed of the plane without a wind?

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