Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 6 - Systems of Equations and Inequalities - 6-4 Application of Linear Systems - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 387: 12


Water speed: 5.5 Current speed: 1.5

Work Step by Step

Let call "w" be speed of water and "c" be speed of the current Given: w-c=4 (headwind) w+c=7 (tailwind) Elimination method: (w-c)-(w+c)=4-7 => (w-w)-2c=-3 => c=1.5 w=7=1.5=5.5
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