Addition of 2-D vectors and relative velocity

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Homework Statement



A plane must fly to a destination located due north from its departure point. A gentle wind is blowing from the south-west. What direction must the plane point to reach its destination?

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The Attempt at a Solution



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In situation 1 I drew the displacement if the plan was to fly due north. In situation 2 I drew the displacement if the plane was to fly north-west.

I'm not really sure, but I think that sit. 2 might be what happens if the plane wanted to reach its destination.
 
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You have the geometry right, now you just need get the components to work out. Without a little more info, there's not much more we do.
 

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