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Homework Help: Adding Vectors using Cefore Method

  1. Nov 16, 2016 #1
    • Homework posted in wrong forum, so no template
    A bird is flying through the air with an air speed of 12.6 m/s heading 27.7° west of north. It is a windy day with the wind blowing at 8.95 m/s heading 12.5° south of west. What is the velocity of the bird as seen by a person on the ground?
    Note: I keep doing this question but my answer (the resulting vector) don't come out correct. Any help is appreciated.
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  3. Nov 16, 2016 #2
    Looks like regular vector addition to me. Maybe if you post your attempt we could help you spot what went wrong
  4. Nov 17, 2016 #3


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    Yes, please show your working, even though you know it's wrong. Someone here can probably point out your error(s).
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