Could someone help me I no math genius but this question is driving me crazy(Angry). any help is appericated(Bow)

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- Mar 1st 2009, 05:59 AMcashmanvectors Airplane question
Could someone help me I no math genius but this question is driving me crazy(Angry). any help is appericated(Bow)

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working with the velocity components of the air vector, wind vector, and ground vector ...

$\displaystyle A_x + W_x = G_x$

$\displaystyle 480\cos(15) + W_x = 500$

$\displaystyle A_y + W_y = G_y$

$\displaystyle 480\sin(15) + W_y = 0$

solve for the two components of wind ... then you can find the wind speed and direction

wind speed = $\displaystyle \sqrt{W_x^2 + W_y^2}$

direction relative to east = $\displaystyle \arctan\left(\frac{W_y}{W_x}\right)$ - Mar 1st 2009, 10:23 AMcashman
Thanks for the help could you post a diagram of the solution. I have tried to draw it and got a different diagram each time

Thanks in advance

Cashman