Hwk. Problem?

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Hwk. Problem???

A jetliner is moving at a speed of 390 m/s. The vertical component of the plane's velocity is 37.4 m/s. Determine the magnitude of the horizontal component of the plane's velocity.

What equation would I use to solve this problem?
 

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Tide
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Pythagoras
 
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Yep, Pythagoras!
 
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Am I on the right track......

Take square root of 390^2 + 37.4^2= 392 m/s
 
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That looks like Pythagoras to me!
 

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