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A race car can travel 120 mph without any wind. If the car can travel

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A race car can travel 120 mph without any wind. If the car can travel 200 miles with the wind in the same amount of time the car takes to go 100 miles against the wind, what is the speed of the wind?
A) 24 mph
B) 30 mph
C) 40 mph
D) 45 mph
E) 60 mph

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100/(c-w) = 200/(c+w), where c is speed of car and w is speed of wind
c+w= 2c-2w
which gives c=3w
hence speed of wind= 40m/hr
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Since time is same, 200/120+x = 100/120-x. wind speed is 40.
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C: 40mph
The time it takes the car to travel 100 miles against the wind is:
T= 100 / (120-w)

Plug that in to (120+w)T = 200
(120 + w ) (100 / (120-w)) = 200
we get w = 40
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Since it takes the car to travel the double distance in the same amount of time, then the speed with wind should be the double the speed of the car without a wind.

The speed = 120mph => only 120 - 40 = 80 and 120 + 40 = 160 satisfy this condition
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A race car can travel 120 mph without any wind. If the car can travel 200 miles with the wind in the same amount of time the car takes to go 100 miles against the wind, what is the speed of the wind?
A) 24 mph
B) 30 mph
C) 40 mph
D) 45 mph
E) 60 mph

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Time = Distance/Speed

We are given the time is equal

\(\frac{200}{(120+w)} = \frac{100}{(120-w)}\)

cross multiply we get \(200*120 - 200w = 120*100 + 100w\)

it becomes\(2*100*120 - 100*120 = 300w\)

\(100*120 = 300w\)

\(120 = 3w\)

w = 40

Answer choice C
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