## Expression for Distance

## Work Time

# Expression for Distance

Complete the table.

- From the information in the table, determine whether each plane is flying forward, flying backward, or hovering.
- Then choose one plane that falls into each of these categories, and write an equation that represents distance traveled. Let
*t*= time in hours. - Describe the coefficient of
*t*when a plane is flying forward, flying backward, or hovering.

HANDOUT: Forward, Backward, or Hovering

## Hint:

- Remember: In the expression 3
*x*, 3 is the coefficient of*x*. - Think about whether the wind and the plane are going in the same or opposite direction.
- If you know a plane is flying 500 miles per hour, how do you represent the miles it has flown in
*t*hours?