An airplane needs to head due north, but there is a wind blowing from the southwest at 85 km/hr. The plane flies with an airspeed of 550 km/hr. To end up flying due north, how many degrees west of north will the pilot need to fly the plane? Round to the nearest tenth.

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 926
  1. 85 kph * sin

    (45º) = 550 kph * sin(Θ)

    Θ is the angle west of north

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 4

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. phys

    An airplane is heading due south at a speed of 590 km/h. If a wind begins blowing from the southwest at a speed of 65.0 km/h (average). Calculate magnitude of the plane's velocity, relative to the ground. Calculate direction of

  2. Physics

    1. Two people are pushing a disabled car. One exerts a force of 200 N East, the other a force of 250 N East. What is the net force exerted on the car? 2. Two hockey players strike a puck simultaneously from opposite sides. Red #3

  3. physics

    The pilot of an airplane wishes to fly due north, but there is a 71 km/h wind blowing toward the east. (a) In what direction should the pilot head her plane if its speed relative to the air is 314 km/h? ° west of north Should the

  4. Physics

    An airplane pilot wishes to fly due west. A wind of 80km/hr is blowing towards the south. a) If the speed of llane in air is 320km/hr, in which direction should the pilot head? b) What is the speed of plane over the ground?

  1. algebra

    A man flies a small airplane from Fargo to Bismarck, North Dakota --- a distance of 180 miles. Because he is flying into a head wind, the trip takes him 2 hours. On the way back, the wind is still blowing at the same speed, so the

  2. Physics

    You are flying in a light airplane spotting traffic for a radio station. Your flight carries you due east above a highway. Landmarks below tell you that your speed is 46.0 m/s relative to the ground and your air speed indicator

  3. physics

    An airplane is heading due south at a speed of 734 km/h . A wind begins blowing from the southwest at a speed of 110 km/h (average). In what direction should the pilot aim the plane so that it will fly due south?

  4. Physics

    An aeroplane's compass indicates that it is headed due to North, and it airspeed indicator shows that is moving through the air at 24 0 km/h. If there is a 100 km/h wind from west to east. In what direction should the pilot head

  1. Physics

    A flock of geese is attempting to migrate due south, but the wind is blowing from the west at 5.4 m/s . If the birds can fly at 7.9 m/s relative to the air, what direction should they head?

  2. Physics

    A plane head north with an airspeed of 420 km/h. However, relative to the ground, it travels in a direction 7.0 west of north. if the wind's direction is towards the southwest (45.0 south of west), what is the wind speed?

  3. Physics

    The captain of a plane wishes to proceed due west. The cruising speed of the plane is 245 m/s relative to the air. A weather report indicates that a 38.0 m/s wind is blowing from south to north. In what direction should the pilot

  4. physics

    After flying for 15 min in a wind blowing 42 km/h at an angle of 20° south of east, an airplane pilot is over a town that is 42 km due north of the starting point. What is the speed of the airplane relative to the air?

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.