Two dimensional kinematics

1. Nov 1, 2008

Jennifer001

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
a sailboat is traveling east at 5m/s. a sudden gust of wind gives the boat an acceleration of .80m/s^2, 40 degree north of east. what are the boat's speed and direction 6 s later when the gust susides?

I am completely lost on this question.. i dont know how to approach this, can someone get me started?

2. Nov 1, 2008

djeitnstine

Impulse is I = $$\Delta p$$ or change in momentum. I is also equal to force times t ( I = F $$\Delta t$$ )
Set the equations equal to each other then work out the x and y components.