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    Question Vectors and bearings

    Please, help me to sketch vectors for this problem:

    A plane flies on a heading of 120 degrees at a constant speed of 550 km/h. If the velocity off the wind is 50 km/h on a bearing of 220 degrees, what is the velocity of the plane with respect to the ground?

    I don't understand how to draw velocity of the wind
    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanka View Post
    Please, help me to sketch vectors for this problem:

    A plane flies on a heading of 120 degrees at a constant speed of 550 km/h. If the velocity off the wind is 50 km/h on a bearing of 220 degrees, what is the velocity of the plane with respect to the ground?

    I don't understand how to draw velocity of the wind
    Thank you.
    hi
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    Thank you!
    But as I understand, the velocity of the plane with respect to the ground is the resultant the sum of 2 vectors (not the difference)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanka View Post
    Thank you!
    But as I understand, the velocity of the plane with respect to the ground is the resultant the sum of 2 vectors (not the difference)...
    yeah , sorry , i misread . It should look like this one
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    Thanks!
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