# An airplane flies due north at 150km/h with respect to the air

dajusta
simple question

when it states "An airplane flies due north at 150km/h with respect to the air."

with respect? what exactly does that mean?

assuming that "relative to..." has the same meaning??

dajusta.

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Yes, it means relative to the air.
Which means that if were traveling with the same velocity as air, you would see the plane travelling 150 km/h due north.

Does it also imply it's travelling in a direction to do with the air?

HallsofIvy
Homework Helper
I know what "relative to the air" means.

I have no idea what "travelling in a direction to do with the air?"
means.

STAii is correct, It's traveling
Due north
@ 150km/hr w/ respect to the speed of the air (above the speed)

Thus if the Air is traveling at 10km/hr, then the plane's total speed is 160km/hr.

Pete

Hurkyl
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