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Homework Help: Vectors and Airplane Direction

  1. Mar 25, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An airplane is heading southwest at 600 mph and encounters a wind blowing from the west.

    a)calculate the planes destination of the wind is blowing 30 mph.
    b)calculate the planes destination if the wind is blowing 90 mph.



    2. The attempt at a solution

    a) <30cos0, 30 sin0>
    <600cos225, 600sin225>
    <30cos0+600cos225, 30sin0+600sin225>
    30sin0+600sin225=-424.26
    360+424.264=784.26 bearing direction

    i dont know if this is right or how to do it! HELP
    b) same as above but except 30 put 90
     
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