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    vectors Airplane question

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashman View Post
    Could someone help me I no math genius but this question is driving me crazy. any help is appericated

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

    A_x + W_x = G_x

    480\cos(15) + W_x = 500

    A_y + W_y = G_y

    480\sin(15) + W_y = 0

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

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

    direction relative to east = \arctan\left(\frac{W_y}{W_x}\right)
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    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
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