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How do I make a compensation vector?

  1. Jan 16, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I'm currently doing an airplane project in pre-calc, it is physics related so I put it here.
    The problem is I have a plane, it's going N74W, wind is going N20E, the resultant vector is 324mph, and N67W, how do I compensate?

    2. Relevant equations
    I remember going over it once in class but I really don't want to screw it up since this project (which is a lot bigger than just this problem) is supposed to be a big part of the grade.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I think I'm just supposed to make a vector go NxW, but I'm not sure how to get it.
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  3. Jan 16, 2010 #2


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    Hi yamugushi! :smile:

    Relative velocities obey the law of vector addition, so draw a vector triangle :wink:
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