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Plane flies at constant ground speed of 400mph due East. There is a 50mph wind from the NW. Find airspeed and compass direction that will allow the plane to maintain its groundspeed of 400mph and due east direction.

2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

Attached image has my attempt at the problem. I found the velocity vectors (I think correctly) of the Plane and the Wind, added the 2 vectors and found the resultant vector. How should I interpret this resultant vector (is it airspeed?) and how do I find the required compass direction?

Thank you,

Jeff

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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