1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data An airplane is traveling at 30 m/s and wishes to travel to a point 8000 m NE (45 degrees). If there is a constant 10m/s wind blowing west: A) In what direction must the pilot aim the plane in degrees? B) How long will the trip take? 2. Relevant equations Basic kinematic equations and trigonometry. 3. The attempt at a solution Since I know only the magnitude of the velocity vector, and have to find the direction, I'm having trouble. I've tried taking the arcsin of 10/30 (Opposite over Hypotenuse) and got 19.47 degrees. Using the Law of Sines, I can calculate the other angles and the other side length. Side Length (m/s) Angle (Degrees) 10 19.47 30 58.4 29.33 102 Obviously, the 102 degrees doesn't make sense, since it is not opposite the largest side. Am I making this much more difficult than it really is? Please advise.