A jetliner is moving at a speed of 245 m/s. The vertical component of the plane's velocity is 40.6 m/s. Determine the magnitude of the horizontal component of the plane's velocity

the answer is 242 m/s, i am really lost for some reason

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- Sep 24th 2008, 04:58 PMrealintegerzPhysics, x & y components
A jetliner is moving at a speed of 245 m/s. The vertical component of the plane's velocity is 40.6 m/s. Determine the magnitude of the horizontal component of the plane's velocity

the answer is 242 m/s, i am really lost for some reason - Sep 24th 2008, 05:00 PMarbolis
Draw a vector diagram and use the pythagorean theorem.

- Sep 24th 2008, 05:10 PMrealintegerz
ok!

i just didnt get the wording right uggh