Physics 11 vector help?

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Homework Statement


A hot air balloon is carried by a wind with a velocity of 20 km/h [E]. If a passenger holds a flag out of the gondola, in what direction will the flag point?


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The answer says down but idk why?
 

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Delphi51
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I suppose the wind will carry the balloon along at the speed of the wind. Therefore the air surrounding the balloon will be moving at the same speed as the balloon.
 
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Mk
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If a passenger holds a flag out of the gondola, in what direction will the flag point?
Probably whatever direction the passenger wanted to point it.
 
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Delphi51
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Which way do flags hang when there is no wind?
 
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Is the person traveling equivelocity relevant to the wind in the gondola? Imagine being in a convertible if that helps you picture it intuitively.
 

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