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An airplane is flying toward the Southeast with a speed of 200 m/s, and the wind is blowing toward the Northeast with a speed of 60 m/s.

A. Which direction will the plane head now?

B. What is the groud speed of the plane?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I thought that the ground speed was determined by the vector of the wind and the plane, but I can't figure out how to find the direction.... I thought about taking the arctan of the two values I was given, but I didn't think that would work because I did not know which should be the x and y values, and they are going different directions. Can anyone explain to me how to set this problem up?

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