Posted by **Kaps** on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 12:33pm.

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

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**MathMate**, Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 1:44pm
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)

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