Posted by **Tareena** on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 7:03pm.

a plane with an airspeed of 192mi/h is headed on a bearing of 121 degrees. a north wind is blowing (from north to south) at 15.9 mi/h . find the ground speed and the actual bearing of plane.

- Math -
**drwls**, Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 12:15pm
This is a vector addition problem. The ground velocity vector (which tells you both ground speed and bearing) is the sum of the air velocity vector and the wind vector (air with respect to ground).

The easiest way to to this kind of problem is adding components; however, solving for the angles of the vector triangle using trigonometry laws can also be used.

I believe that Reiny may gave already solved this problem for you elsewhere.

If not, show your work and someone will check it.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- math - a plane with an airspeed of 192mi/h is headed on a bearing of 121 degrees...
- Math - My Question is : A plane with an air pf 192 miles per hour is headed on a...
- Physics - An airplane with an airspeed of 33.3 m/s is headed 30 degrees east of ...
- Physics - A plane is heading due south with an airspeed of 211 mph. A wind from ...
- Trigonometry - A pilot is flying at 200 miles per hour (airspeed), and wants his...
- precalc - 1. A plane is headed at 122 degrees with an air speed of 350mph in a ...
- pre-cal - a pilot wants to fly on a bearing of 66.4 degrees. by flying due east...
- Trigonometry - A plane is headed due east with airspeed of 240 mph. if a wind at...
- Physics - A plane flies at an airspeed of 242 km/h. A wind is blowing at 72 km/h...
- Physics - The compass in a plane indicates that the plane is heading due east, ...