Relative Motion

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Homework Statement


Snow is falling vertically at a constant speed of 6.9 m/s. At what angle from the vertical do the snowflakes appear to be falling as viewed by the driver of a car traveling on a straight, level road with a speed of 79 km/h? _________ degrees


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The Attempt at a Solution


No idea where to begin! Help please!!
 

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LowlyPion
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Start with how many m/s the car is going.
 
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Start with how many m/s the car is going.
Ok so that is 21.94 m/s right? I don't know what to do with this info! I am so lost!
 
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LowlyPion
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Ok so that is 21.94 m/s right? I don't know what to do with this info! I am so lost!
The snow is falling vertically at 6.9m/s.

As you look out the window it is also moving horizontally at 21.94m/s

Let's see. Vertically ... horizontally ... hmmm. Think there might be an angle in there somewhere?
 

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