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Homework Help: Relative velocity question

  1. Sep 16, 2010 #1
    PROBLEM 5: A bird is flying due north with a speed of 15 m s. A train is travelling due east with a speed of 15 m s. What are the magnitude and direction of the velocity of the bird from the point of view of a passenger in a trai

    ok so I got an answer of 21.2 m/s 45 degree west of north...
    the answer at the back was 45 degrees north of west...
    does it matter?
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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Sep 16, 2010 #2


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    No, its the same.
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