In this lesson, we learn how to solve distance problems using the rt=d formula. We are given a word problem about a pilot flying from one city to another city and then back again, with different speeds for each direction. By setting up equations for rate, time, and distance, we're able to solve for the distance between the two cities, which is 300 miles. It's important to carefully read the question being asked and make sure to answer it correctly. With practice, we can become skilled at solving these types of problems.
Solves this word problem using rt=d formula: A pilot flew from one city to another city averaging 150 mph. Later, it flew back to the first city averaging 100 mph. The total flying time was 5 hours. How far apart are the cities?
Answer: 300 miles
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