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Homework Help: Physics plane problem

  1. Oct 21, 2012 #1
    A wind is blowing directly from east to west. The pilot of a small plane finds that if he points the nose of the plane 28.9 ° north of east, his velocity with respect to the ground is in the direction 56.6 ° north of east. The speed of the plane with respect to the air is 128 m/s. Taking North to be the y-direction and East to be the x-direction, what is the y-component of plane's velocity with respect to the ground?

    Attempt - I've tried this so many times, but I can't figure out how to properly draw the diagram for this so that it works out.
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  3. Oct 21, 2012 #2


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