# physics

A bee needs to fly to a flower 580 m due south
of its hive. The bee’s speed in still air is
0.56 m/s, and there is a wind blowing toward
the west at 0.22 m/s.
What is the magnitude of the bee’s resultant velocity?
Answer in units of m/s.

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1. Draw a velocity right triangle. he bee's direction (a bit east of south) is the hypotenuse.
In 1 second, the bee travels
√(.56^2 - .22^2) = 0.515 m due south
So the speed is 0.515 m/s

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