12. A pilot wishes to fly from Toronto to Montreal, a distance of 508 km on a bearing of 075^o. The cruising speed of the plane is 550 km/h. An 80 km/h wind is blowing on a bearing of 125^o
a) What heading should the pilot take to reach his destination?
b) What will be the speed of the plane relative to the ground?
c) How long will the trip take?
I do not know how to get the angle the pilot should take. I don't understand how to do it. I know there is a little angle of 15^o, however, can't find the angle in the triangle to add to the little angle then subtract it from 90^o. I know this is easy, however, can't seem find the method to find the bearing.
NOTE: All angles are from true North [up] and then rotate clockwise.
Where did you get the 50 degrees from?
basic geometry ...
Originally Posted by Barthayn
I did what you said, and came out with the wrong answer. What did I do wrong? I got an answer of 615.857 km/h. The answer is 598 km/h.
EDIT: Never mind, I redid it and got the correct answer. Must have been a calculation error. Thank you very much. !