Thread: how to find distance of two aircrafts

1. how to find distance of two aircrafts

Two airplanes leave an airport at the same time. The velocity of the first airplane is 720 m/h at a heading of 67.3. The velocity of the second is 580 m/h at a heading of 102. How far apart are they after 2 h? Answer in units of m

2. Re: how to find distance of two aircrafts

What ideas have you had so far?

3. Re: how to find distance of two aircrafts

Originally Posted by Ackbeet
What ideas have you had so far?
This is my effort.

4. Re: how to find distance of two aircrafts

recommend using the law of cosines

5. Re: how to find distance of two aircrafts

Okmy answer comes to be 953.89 KM

I solved it by making right triangles for both legs and usiing Base/Hyp=Cos(theta)
By calculating base of both triangles and then adding them
is it correct

6. Re: how to find distance of two aircrafts

Ok by using law of cosines, my answewr comes to be 1312 KM
Can anybody cross check my answer
Thanks skeeter

7. Re: how to find distance of two aircrafts

Originally Posted by moonnightingale
Ok by using law of cosines, my answewr comes to be 1312 KM
Can anybody cross check my answer
Thanks skeeter
1312.18 km, depending on how accurate you want to be. But you're basically correct.

8. Re: how to find distance of two aircrafts

Thanks a lot Prove It