1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A plane is traveling north at 200 meters/second; a wind blows from the west and accelerates the plane at 15m/s^2. If the wind lasts 10 seconds what is the plane's new velocity?

2. Relevant equations

velocity = acceleration*time

3. The attempt at a solution

v = (15m/s^2)(10s) = 150 m/s. Is that towards east? I tried doing Pythagorean theorem with 150 m/s as base and 200m/s as the vertical component since the plane was traveling north and got 132m/s for hypotenuse. But that's not one of the answer choices. ???

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# Homework Help: Plane's new velocity after wind from west

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