(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

When the Sun is directly overhead, a hawk dives toward the ground at a speed of 4.24 m/s

If the direction of his motion is at an angle of 61.7 below the horizontal, calculate the speed of his shadow along the ground

Answer in units of m/s

2. Relevant equations

A_x = A cos[itex]\theta[/itex]

3. The attempt at a solution

I will want to find the x component of the velocity vector.

4.24 Cos (-61.7) = 2.01013

I put this answer into my homework program (Quest) and it was wrong. What am I missing here?

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Basic Vector problem

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