(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I attached the picture on the bottom (correction on the picture 30 degrees ---> 35 degrees sorry about that)

Vpa: 600 km/h

Vag:100 km/h

and the question is to find the angle theta

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

So I tried using Pythagorean theory by setting x and y

[tex] (V_pa)^2 =y^2 + x^2 [/tex]

set [tex] y = x/ (tan 35) [/tex]

so then I solved x = 344.1458617 Km/h

and since [tex] Sin/theta = (V_ag + x)/V_pa [/tex]

[tex] /theta = 47.75271609 [/tex]

sorry for ignoring the scientific notation,

I am not used to it :(

um anyways my answer was wrong

because the "solution" chose to use the 'sine law'

and that gives the right answer but I wanted to know what I did wrong to get the wrong answer

much appreciated

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