posted by Kaps on .
A ship is being pushed by the sea currents at 25 km/hr 28 degrees west of south. find the velocity of the ship to the west and to the south
Let the current velocity be V km/hr
and θ be the angle west of south, then, using trigonometry,
The west component is Vsin(θ)
and the south component is Vcos(θ)