Hey I got this question wrong over and over again. Its pretty much unsolvable.
But as a start, I know how to find components of the vector given velocity and degrees.
-Velocity of 45 m / s and direction of 16 degrees south of east (which translates to 344 degrees) gives me an x component of 43.26 and ay component of -12.4 (negative since degree runs "south")
-Components of velocity 45 m / s is found by adding these the squared products of both, then square rooting the entire thing, like a pyth. theorem, like so: sqr ( (45 x sin (344)) ^ 2 + (45 x cos (344)) ^ 2)
But the real problem is, how the heck do I solve an equation like this if I am only given one velocity? I need two to find a resultant vector, no?
I've spent hours trying to figure out this f * cker. Please give me some tips.
Flying in an airplane is a Jet stream that is blowing at 45.0 m / S in a Direction 16 ° South of east. Its Direction of Motion relative to the Earth is 45 ° South of west, while its Direction of travel relative to the AIR is 8 ° South of west.
(A) What is the airplane's speed relative to the air mass?