# If the rate of a plane in still air is x mph and the rate of a steady wind is

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If the rate of a plane in still air is x mph and the rate of a steady wind is 20 mph, what is the rate of the plane in each case?

(a) The plane is flying into the wind (that is, into a headwind, which slows the plane down).

(b) The plane is flying with the wind (that is, with a tailwind, which speeds the plane up).

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## Intermediate Algebra

**ISBN:** 9780134895987

13th Edition

**Authors:** Margaret Lial, John Hornsby, Terry McGinnis

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**3**Section: Exercises 3.3

Problem: 6

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