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anonymous
 4 years ago
An airplane flies at airspeed (speed relative to
the air) 187 km/h. The pilot wishes to fly due
West but there is a 57.7 km/h wind blowing
in from North to South.
In what direction should the pilot head the
plane?
Answer in units of (north of West)
anonymous
 4 years ago
An airplane flies at airspeed (speed relative to the air) 187 km/h. The pilot wishes to fly due West but there is a 57.7 km/h wind blowing in from North to South. In what direction should the pilot head the plane? Answer in units of (north of West)

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What would be the ground speed of the plane (its speed relative to the ground)? Answer in units of km/h

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[v_{w} = (57.7km/hr)\]\[v_{t} = (187km/hr)\] \[v_{a} = v_{t} cos (theta)\] \[v_{w} = v_{t} sin (theta)\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's just a 187, 57.5 right triangledw:1327639751779:dw Your new \[\theta\] is just 57.5/187sin^1\[\theta\] =17.9 degrees above due west (17.9 degrees westnorthwest)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0(PS, I can't read the units you require)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ground speed is \[\sqrt{187^{2}57.5^{2}}\] = 177.94 kmh
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