Word Problems K10Two identical airplanes (aeroplanes) set out on a vital mission. The lead plane is carrying a secret message which needs to be delivered by hand. Each plane has a full fuel tank and a 1000 mile range. The planes can transfer fuel in mid-air; this process loses no fuel and happens almost instantly.

How far can the lead plane get?
(Note that a plane with no fuel can still land safely.)

Author: Leslie Green