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An airplane is heading due south at a speed of 600km/h. If the wind begins to blow from the southwest at a speed of 100km/h (average), calculate:

a) The velocity (magnitude and direction) of the plane relative to the ground

b) How far from its intended position will it be after 10min if the pilot takes no corrective action

c) In what direction should the pilot aim the plane so that it will fly due south

2. Relevant equations

V= Square root of: Vx^2 + Vy^2

3. The attempt at a solution

a) Square root of 600km/h^2 + 100km/h^2 = 608.27 km/h

b) 100km/h * 0.166 h= 16.6 km

c) Sin (600/100km/h)= 0.1045 degrees West of south

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