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A jet airliner moving at 500 mph due east moves into a region where the wind is blowing at 120 mph in a direction north . What is the new velocity and direction of the aircraft?

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    Perform a vector addition
    500 i + 120 j has a magnitude of
    sqrt(500^2 + 120^2) = 514.2 mph
    The ration of east and north components tells you the tangent of the direction.

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