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Homework Help: Relative Velocity problem?

  1. Oct 3, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    GIVEN a plane has to complete 300 Km NorthEast in 45 min.The wind is blowing from the North at 80 Km/h .Determine the direction of heading of the plane and the velocity reqiured to complete the distance in the specified time.

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 3, 2009 #2


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    Let v be the velocity vector of the plane. When you add v to the wind velocity vector, you get the resultant velocity. Of the latter, you know what its magnitude and direction must be.
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