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Speed

An airplane has a speed of 600 km h−1 with respect to air. It has to fly a distance of 800 km northward. In what direction should it fly if a steady wind is blowing at a speed of 120 km h−1 from the west? What will its speed with respect to the ground be? Draw the relevant diagram for your calculations.
Question asked by: tyson12

Asked on: 10 Mar 2011

The best way to work out the answer to this sort of question is simply to draw out on paper the various things you know and put the figures to them.

That it is usually just a case of applying the appropriate trigonometry to the situation to work out the answer using SOHCAHTOA.

By: knowitall
Replied at: 20 Mar 2011
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