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Relative velocity between two bodies

  1. Aug 28, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A vessel is sailing with a velocity of 11 knots per hour in the direction southeast and a second vessel B is sailing with a velocity of 13 knoths per hour in a direction 30 degrees east of north. find the velocity of A relative to B.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 28, 2010 #2
    Why cant you make an attempt to solve the problem by drawing the two vectors in a paper so that it will help you to solve the problem
  4. Aug 28, 2010 #3
    hi karthick
    tried every possible way i mean

    took the component of A in the direction using trignometric functions
    but i couldnt get the answer as in text book.
    answer as i ntext book is
    21.29 knots in the direction t4 deg 47 minutes south of east
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