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Vector Addition - Grade 12 part 3

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Homework Statement


A new pilot with Canjet is asked to find the resultant displacement of his jet if it flies at 345km/h @ 225 degrees into a wind that is blowing at 40km/h from the West. Use the 'construction line' method, components method, AND law of sines and cosines.


Homework Equations


Law of sines, law of cosines, trig functions



The Attempt at a Solution


Lame attempt.
 

Answers and Replies

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Can you show your attempt please as per PF guidelines.

It may help you to consider drawing a freebody diagram and resolving all the forces.
 
  • #3
Try drawing both vectors from the same origin. If you connect the heads with a line, you will have a triangle, from which you can apply the trig stuff.
 

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