Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Vectors - Velocity of a moving object from another moving object

  1. #1
    Sep 2009

    Vectors - Velocity of a moving object from another moving object


    I really didn't know what forum to put this under. I searched vectors, and threads came up in all sorts of different forums, including this one. I decided to put it here as this question is from a Calculus and Vectors course.

    A liner is cruising at 18 knots in the direction S80W. A sailing vessel is moving at 6 knots in the direction N40W. Find the magnitude and direction of the velocity of the liner relative to the sailboat.

    I am thinking that I should add these two vectors together to find the magnitude. I am unsure how to find the direction though. This problem is confusing me all over the place, can anyone help me by explaining how to solve this problem? A website with multiple examples similar to this one would be EXTREMELY helpful!

    Last edited by Kakariki; Apr 25th 2010 at 09:32 AM.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: Feb 15th 2011, 12:34 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: Apr 7th 2009, 05:14 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: Dec 5th 2008, 01:04 AM
  4. Speed of moving object
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Jan 15th 2008, 04:39 PM
  5. velocity of falling object
    Posted in the Advanced Algebra Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Dec 21st 2005, 12:45 PM

Search Tags

/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum