# Frames of Reference Question - Airplane Problem

Hi, Could someone please have a look at my solution and let me know if I did it correctly.

Thank you!!

1. Homework Statement

A pilot is flying from City A to City B which is 300 km [NW]. If the plane will encounter a constant wind of 80 km/h from the north and the schedule insists that he complete his trip in 0.75 h, what air speed and heading should the plane have?

N/A

## The Attempt at a Solution

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ehild
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Hi, Could someone please have a look at my solution and let me know if I did it correctly.

Thank you!!

1. Homework Statement

A pilot is flying from City A to City B which is 300 km [NW]. If the plane will encounter a constant wind of 80 km/h from the north and the schedule insists that he complete his trip in 0.75 h, what air speed and heading should the plane have?

N/A

## The Attempt at a Solution

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You have a sign error. Unfortunately, you did not type in the solution, so I can not show, where the error is.

aatari
haruspex
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## The Attempt at a Solution

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Your diagram is wrong. You seem to have put label C where A should be and label A where B should be.
What direction does the resultant 400km/h need to be in?

You have a sign error. Unfortunately, you did not type in the solution, so I can not show, where the error is.
Thank You!