A jet airliner moving initially at 300 mi/h due east enters a region where the wind is blowing at 100 mi/h in a direction 27 degress north of east. What is the new velocity of the aircraft to the ground?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

This is how i did it: Vag=Vaw + Vwg

Vag=?

Vaw(aircraft relative to wind)= 300

Vwg(wind relative to ground) = 100

drawing out the vectors i have Vag as my hypotonuse, Vaw as my base and Vwg as my (oppositte angle of 27 degrees)....solving for Vag I get 316

but that's not the right answer. I also need to find at what degrees the aircraft is going (north of east) but i dk how to do that?

any suggestions?

i was wondering if someone could draw the vectors out for me if possible

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# Homework Help: Relative velocity of plane

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