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Posted by **Alex** on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 3:29pm.

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?

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**drwls**, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 4:49pmFor (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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**Alex**, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 6:28pma) I did the pythagorean theorem and got 234 km/h. I did Tan O = O/A and got [E20N] for my direction.

b) I got 585 km.

Did I get the right answers? I was a bit confused by part a because I thought it also involved gravity.

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