You are traveling on an airplane. The velocity of the plane with respect to the air is 160 m/s due east. The velocity of the air with respect to the ground is 41 m/s at an angle of 30° west of due north.
1) What is the speed of the plane with respect to the ground?
(Not so sure about these)
The Attempt at a Solution
I know that VPG=VPA+VAG, but I'm not sure about how to break velocities into their components.
I kept VPA at 160 since it only moves in one dimension (only east), and I tried breaking up VAG as such:
(60 degrees since that is the angle formed when putting VAG tip to tail with VPA)
Added to VPA:
In searching various forums (this seems a common hw question), I've seen very different solutions than mine, so I know mine is wrong.
Thanks a lot