Question 16: A plane left 30 minutes late than its scheduled time and in order to reach the destination 1500 km away in time, it had to increase its speed by 100 km/h from the usual speed. Find its usual speed.

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Distance covered by the plane = 1500 km

Let the usual speed be s km/hr

Let the usual time taken be t hr

The plane left 30 minutes late and reached on time.

∴ Time taken in this instance = (t - 0.5) hr

Speed increased by 100 km/hr.

∴ Speed in this instance = (s + 100) km/hr

s × t = 1500 --------(1)

(s + 100) (t - 0.5) = 1500 ---------(2)

From (1) t = \\frac{1500}{s})

Substitute t = \\frac{1500}{s}) in (2)

(s + 100) (\\frac{1500}{s}) - 0.5) = 1500

(s + 100) (\\frac{1500 - 0.5s}{s})) = 1500

(s + 100) (1500 - 0.5s) = 1500s

1500s – 0.5s^{2} + (1500 × 100) – 50s = 1500s

0.5s^{2} + 50s - 150000 = 0

Or s^{2} + 100s - 300000 = 0

s^{2} + 600s – 500s - 300000 = 0

s(s + 600) - 500(s + 600) = 0

(s + 600) (s - 500) = 0

s = -600 or s = 500

Speed cannot be negative.

Hence, speed of the plane = 500 km/hr

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