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Homework Help: Physics help

  1. Nov 5, 2007 #1
    urgent physics help!!!

    The airspeed of a small plane is 200 km/h. The wind speed is 50.0 k/h from the west. Determine the velocity of the plane relative to ground if the pilot keeps the plane pointing to each of the following directions:

    a) [E] ☺ b) [W] ☺ c) [N] ☺☺☺ d) [N400E] ☺☺☺
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 5, 2007 #2
    you have to break the velocities into components. Remember its a vector so it has x,y,z components. Then simply perform vector addition to find the velocity of the plane relative to ground so only same components can be added to each other x to x, y to y, z to z
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