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Homework Help: physics

Posted by Andre on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 3:20pm.

An airplane pilot wishes to fly due west. A wind of 82.0 km/h is blowing toward the south.
If the airspeed of the plane (its speed in still air) is 380.0 km/h, in which direction should the pilot head?

This is what I did. I let
theta = arcsin(82.0/380.0)
theta = 12 degrees North of West

but I got it wrong I guess...Did I miss something?

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