How long will it take for the jets to be 9128 miles apart?

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In summary, to calculate the time it will take for the jets to be 9128 miles apart, you would need to know their initial distance and speed, and use the formula: time = distance/speed. This time can be affected by factors such as changes in speed or direction, weather conditions, and air traffic. The accuracy of the estimated time depends on the accuracy of the initial measurements and any external factors. The Earth's rotation can also have a slight impact on the time it takes for the jets to travel the distance. There is no specific maximum or minimum time limit, as it depends on the speed and any changes during the journey. However, if the jets are traveling at a constant speed with no external factors, there will be
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Two jets leave an airport at the same time, flying in opposite directions. The first jet is traveling at three hundred seventy-seven mph and the other at two hundred seventy-five mph. How long will it take for the jets to be 9128 miles apart?

My Effort:

Jet 1:

rate = 377 mph

time = x

Distance = 9128 miles

Jet 2:

rate = 275 mph

time = x

Distance = 9128 miles

Equation:

377x + 275x = 9128

Is this correct?
 
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yes ... I would have used $t$ for time instead of $x$
 
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It feels so good to get it right. Ok. I got it. Let t replace x for time.
 

Related to How long will it take for the jets to be 9128 miles apart?

1. How do you calculate the time it will take for the jets to be 9128 miles apart?

To calculate the time it will take for the jets to be 9128 miles apart, you would need to know the speed of the jets and the initial distance between them. Then, you can use the formula: time = distance/speed. This will give you the time it takes for the jets to travel 9128 miles apart.

2. What factors can affect the time it takes for the jets to be 9128 miles apart?

The time it takes for the jets to be 9128 miles apart can be affected by several factors such as the speed of the jets, any changes in speed or direction during the journey, and any external factors such as weather conditions or air traffic.

3. How accurate is the estimated time for the jets to be 9128 miles apart?

The accuracy of the estimated time for the jets to be 9128 miles apart depends on the accuracy of the initial distance and speed measurements. If there are no external factors that affect the journey, the estimated time can be quite accurate. However, if there are any changes in speed or direction, the estimated time may not be as accurate.

4. Can the time it takes for the jets to be 9128 miles apart be affected by the Earth's rotation?

Yes, the Earth's rotation can affect the time it takes for the jets to be 9128 miles apart. This is because the jets are moving in the Earth's atmosphere which is rotating along with the Earth. This can cause slight variations in the time it takes for the jets to travel the distance, depending on their direction of travel.

5. Is there a maximum or minimum time limit for the jets to be 9128 miles apart?

There is no specific maximum or minimum time limit for the jets to be 9128 miles apart. It depends on the speed of the jets and any changes in speed or direction during the journey. However, if the jets are traveling at a constant speed with no external factors affecting their journey, there will be a minimum time limit based on the distance and speed of the jets.

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