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Hello! I was wondering if anyone could tell me if I was solving this Physics problem correctly:

A jet aircraft is traveling at 310 m/s at 35° south of east. What is the southern component of its velocity?

Calculation:

cos35°= x/310

310cos35= x

The real answer is supposed to be 178 m/s, but I keep getting 254 even if I solve it graphically. So...what, if anything, am I doing wrong?

A jet aircraft is traveling at 310 m/s at 35° south of east. What is the southern component of its velocity?

Calculation:

cos35°= x/310

310cos35= x

**254 m/s**= xThe real answer is supposed to be 178 m/s, but I keep getting 254 even if I solve it graphically. So...what, if anything, am I doing wrong?

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