# A plane left 30 min later than the scheduled time and in order to reach the destination 1500km away in time it has to increase the speed by 250km/h from the usual speed. find its usual speed

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2015-05-09T22:01:56+05:30

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Given ;-

⇒ Time taken by the plane after the  scheduled time = 30 min

⇒ Total distance                                                     = 1500 km

⇒Increased. speed of aeroplane from the usual speed   =  250 km  / hr

To find :-

⇒Usual speed of aeroplane = ?

Sol ;-

⇒We dont know the usual speed so let us take usual speed as x.

Usual speed  =    x

⇒Total distance travelled by aeroplane          = 1500 km

Speed of aeroplane -

Speed = Distance / Time = (1500 / x) Hrs { As we dont know time taken so                                                                      let us take it as x }

⇒ {case  - 1 }

⇒Total .Time taken by the aeroplane to travel  =   ( x  -  1/2  )  Hrs

⇒    Distance travelled by aeroplane              =   1500 km

Therefore we get the speed as ,

Speed = Distance / Time

= 1500 / (x - 1/2) Hrs                                         [ Case -  2 ]

Total. increased speed by the aeroplane is 250 km / hr .

⇒ Case - 1              -               Case - 2               =            Increased speed

⇒ [  1500   /   (  x  -  1 /2 ]  -   [ 1500  /  x ]           = 250

⇒ 1  / ( 2 x²  -   x )                                              = 1/6

⇒ 2x²    -     x                                                     = 6

⇒  (  x  -   2  )  (  2 x   + 3  )                                = 0

Therefore we get  x as

⇒ x = 2

So, the usual time taken by aeroplane =  2 hrs

Usual speed    =   Total distance  / Usual time taken

=      1500            /           2

⇒ 7 5 0 km / hr is the answer.