A ship leaves its home port expecting to travel to a port 500.0 km due south. Before it moves even 1 km, a servere storm blows it 100.0 km due east. Hom far is the ship from its destination? In what direction must it travel to reach its destination?
physics - drwls, Monday, October 4, 2010 at 12:49pm
it must travel along the hypotenuse of a right triangle with sides 500 m (South) and 100 km (East)
Try using the Pythagorean theorem. Drawing yourself a sketch should help.
Show your work for furthe assistance, if needed.
physics - mike, Friday, September 23, 2011 at 7:13pm