Originally Posted by

**whitestrat** ...

1.) A yacht is sailing at a speed of 34 knots and a wind encounters from the south east, find the final speed and direction of the yacht..

Now.. to work this question out you draw the triangle and use sin and cosine rules to work out the unknowns..

2.) But i also get these questions and they require a different approach to solve:

A yacht is moving 10kmph in a south easterly direction and encounters a 3 kmph current from the north. Find the actual speed and direction of the yacht.

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