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A jet airliner is moving east at 225 m/s, but experiences a head wind heading north at 50.0 m/s.a) What does it mean to draw resultant vector in a diagram?                     |    50.0 m/s_____________|            225 m/s

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A jet airliner is moving east at 225 m/s, but experiences a head wind heading north at 50.0 m/s.

a) What does it mean to draw resultant vector in a diagram?

                     |    50.0 m/s

_____________|

            225 m/s

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Step 1

Given information:

Velocity of jet airliner(vj) = 225 m/s due east

Velocity of the wind (vw) = 50 m/s due north

The situation can be picturised as follows:

Vw 50 m/s
Resultant (R)
Vi 225 m/s
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Vw 50 m/s Resultant (R) Vi 225 m/s

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Step 2

Since both, the velocity of the wind (vw) and velocity of jet airliner (vj) are perpend...

V5022252 = 230.48 m/s
vj2
2
R
12.
The direction of resultant is given by:
50
tan
12.520
ө
225
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V5022252 = 230.48 m/s vj2 2 R 12. The direction of resultant is given by: 50 tan 12.520 ө 225

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