Posted by T on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 10:44pm.
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 - Reiny, Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 12:11am
I will assume you are using the standard 'true north' reference and a clockwise rotation resulting a vector in the fourth quadrant with a magnitude of 192.
draw a vector from the end of the previous vector due south with a magnitude of 15.9
draw in the resultant vector
by cosine law:
R^2 = 192^2 + 15.9^2 - 2(192)(15.9)cos 121º
R will be the ground speed.
Use the Sine Law to find the angle across from the 15.9 side, add that angle to 121 and you have your actual bearing.
- math ? - T ??????????, Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 5:44pm
is it gonna be right traingle or what?
- math - IS IT COREECT - T ??????????, Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 5:54pm
15.9 * 121 *
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- math - Anonymous, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 3:55am
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