Hi... I'm having a little trouble with this problem,
A power boat crossing a wide river has a compass heading of 25 degrees and speed relative to the water of 15 mph. The river is flowing in the direction of 135 degrees at 3.9 miles per hour. What is the boats actual velocity, that is, what is the speed and direction relative to the ground.
I know how to set this problem up, and then find the resultant vector using law of cosines. the thing I'm having trouble with is finding the angle measures in the triangle from the information given in the problem. I get the how to do the problem, but I'm just getting hung up on this one step.