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Relative Motion of a car

  1. Oct 16, 2008 #1
    While driving north at 25 m/s during a rainstorm you notice that the rain makes an angle of 38 degree with the vertical. While driving back home moments later at the same speed but in the opposite direction, you see that the rain is falling straight down.

    From these observations, determine the speed of the raindrops relative to the ground.

    From these observations, determine the angle of the raindrops relative to the ground.

    If anybody can explain to me the answer they get ?
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2008 #2

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    Hi frangieh,

    What have you tried so far?
     
  4. Oct 17, 2008 #3
    I solved came with these answers

    From these observations, determine the speed of the raindrops relative to the ground.
    V= 68.7 m/s

    From these observations, determine the angle of the raindrops relative to the ground.
    Angle= 21.3

    Got them right
     
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