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An airplane flies at airspeed (relative to the
air) of 250 km/h . The pilot wishes to fly due
North (relative to the ground) but there is a
65 km/h wind blowing Southwest (direction
225◦
).
In what direction should the pilot head the
plane (measured clockwise from North)?
Answer in units of ◦

Please Explain

  • Physics -

    You are given to vectors of the triangle
    Resultant=wind+heading
    heading=resulting-wind
    break up resultant, and wind, into N, and E components, subtract, and you then have the components of heading. You can figure heading by theta=arctan(East/North).

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