## Flying High

A plane traveling 400 mph is rising at an angle of 30 degrees. A second plane, traveling 300 mph, is rising at an angle of 40 degrees.

A plane traveling 400 mph is rising at an angle of 30 degrees. A second plane, traveling 300 mph, is rising at an angle of 40 degrees.

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I noticed that 1 plane is traveling 400 mph and rising at an angle of 30 degrees and a second plane is traveling 300 mph and is rising at an angle of 40 degrees. I’m wondering which plane is overall rising faster based on the degrees of the angle and mph.

I noticed these two planes are at different inclines. I wonder if these planes will ever be at the same height at any point?

time parameter is required so that we can calculate at what time it will exceed each other

Hi, Vintuna. Tell us more about what you’re noticing in the scenario. It sounds like you are wondering when one will “exceed” the other in some way. I’d love to hear more about your thinking!