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Motion in a plane

  1. Sep 28, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An airplane maintains a heading due west at an airspeed of 900 km/h. It is flyinh through a hurricane with winds of 300 km/h from northeast.
    a) in which direction is the plane moving relative to the ground?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    so I have draw the picture of how it looks, and written my givens down, this is confusing me because it is no longer a right angle triangle, what do I have to do?
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  3. Sep 28, 2015 #2


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    Use trigonometry for non-right triangles.

    Do you know the Sine Rule? The Cosine Rule?


    Scroll down a bit from the top.
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