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## Homework Statement

A small airplane wants to fly from A to B which is 200 km due south. The wind is blowing towards the east at a velocity of 50 km/h. If the airplane can move through the air at 300 km/h, find the

**direction the plane should be heading**; the

**speed of the airplane relative to the ground**; the

**time it will take to reach point B.**

## Homework Equations

p is plane, g is ground, w is wind

Vpg = Vpw + Vwg

## The Attempt at a Solution

I wrote out the givens to start:

V = 300 km/h

d = 200 km

Vwg = 50 km/h [E]

Vpg = ?

I do not really know where to go from here. I understand that only one vector with both direction and magnitude is given (Vwg). The velocity of the plane is only a magnitude with no direction. I was unable to draw a vector diagram because I don't know what it should look like to accurately represent the scenario.