Results 1 to 5 of 5

Math Help - vectors

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    May 2010
    Posts
    3

    vectors

    Hello,

    I'm having some trouble setting up this problem. I still can't figure out how to set up a diagram with bearings:

    • A plane flies 4500 miles per hour (mph) along a bearing of 320. The air is moving with a wind speed of 60 mph along a bearing of 190. Find the plane's resultant velocity (in component form). Also, find the speed of the airplane as well as the actual bearing the plane is headed.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    Newbie
    Joined
    May 2010
    Posts
    3
    I just need to know how to set up this problem. I'm fine with finding the resultant, speed and the bearing. I just added it so you knew what the question was exactly asking.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    MHF Contributor
    Joined
    Mar 2010
    From
    Florida
    Posts
    3,093
    Thanks
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by leavingtownalive View Post
    I just need to know how to set up this problem. I'm fine with finding the resultant, speed and the bearing. I just added it so you knew what the question was exactly asking.
    Draw a compass. N=0, E=90, S=180, W=270
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Joined
    May 2010
    Posts
    3
    Ues, I get that you draw a x and y axis but does the angle of the bearing go clockwise or counter-clockwise of the line?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  5. #5
    MHF Contributor
    Joined
    Mar 2010
    From
    Florida
    Posts
    3,093
    Thanks
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by leavingtownalive View Post
    Ues, I get that you draw a x and y axis but does the angle of the bearing go clockwise or counter-clockwise of the line?
    Doesn't matter with your problem. When you start getting question like east of north 20 degrees, it will make a difference.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: November 15th 2011, 05:10 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: June 30th 2011, 08:05 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: June 18th 2011, 10:31 AM
  4. [SOLVED] Vectors: Finding coefficients to scalars with given vectors.
    Posted in the Pre-Calculus Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: January 23rd 2011, 12:47 AM
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: May 10th 2009, 06:03 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum