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

A novice pilot sets a plane's controls, thinking the plane will fly at 125km/hr to the north. If the wind blows 75km/hr toward the southeast, what is the plane's resultant velocity?

________ km/hr at ________° north of east.

2. Relevant equations

I don't know how to set this problem up apparently. I read the chapter in my book, but it doesn't give any examples that show how they got that answer for me to look at and figure out. I know I'm supposed to set up a triangle, but I don't know how I would go about finding the degrees or anything like that. Could someone work this sample problem out for me? I would like to know what I'm doing for when I take my test.

3. The attempt at a solution

(125)+(75) = 200 THIS ANSWER IS WRONG THOUGH.

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