Thread: Circling aeroplane.

1. Circling aeroplane.

Hi i have been having trouble solving this for a while any one want a crack ? working appreciated so i can understand how to solve it.

A airplane is circling an airport for quater of an hour travling 256km/ph, it is constantly 14km away form the airport. calculate angle plane turned about airport during the quater of an hour.

2. Re: Hard Question

Originally Posted by neillikesarsenal
Hi i have been having trouble solving this for a while any one want a crack ? working appreciated so i can understand how to solve it.

A airplane is circling an airport for quater of an hour travling 256km/ph, it is constantly 14km away form the airport. calculate angle plane turned about airport during the quater of an hour.
you'll need these two equations ...

$\displaystyle \omega = \frac{v}{r}$

$\displaystyle \Delta \theta = \omega \cdot t$

3. Re: Hard Question

1st calculate distance = 256 / 4
= 64 km

now angle = distance / radius ( in radians )