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Find the time required for an airplane flight

  1. Sep 10, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A small aircraft cruises at a speed of 80 m/s in still air. The plane is scheduld to fly to a destination that is 600 km due west on a day on which the wind is blowing at 18 m/s from south to north.
    It travels in a direction of 13 degrees SW. Find the time required for the trip.


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2013 #2
    So, what have you done till now? Start with the vector diagrams.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2013 #3
    I have the diagram all written out, I just dont know how to find the time. I have everything else solved except for the time.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2013 #4
    Do you have the velocity of plane w.r.t. earth? If not find that and use it to find time.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2013 #5

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    eddie, you must fill out the template before we are allowed to help you.
     
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