Posted by Alex on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 3:29pm.
A plane leaves Toronto and flies with an airspeed of 2.20 x 10^2 km/h always pointing due east. A wind is blowing from the north at 8.0 x 10^1 km/h.
a) What is the plane's velocity relative to the ground?
b) What is the plane's displacement from Toronto after flying for 2.5h?

Physics  drwls, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 4:49pm
For (a), draw and solve a vector diagram.
Air velocity + Airspeed vector = Ground speed vector
For (b) Multiply the Ground speed vector by 2 hours, and the answer will be the displacement vector.
I will be glad to critique your work.
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