# A jet airliner is moving east at 225 m/s, but experiences a head wind heading north at 50.0 m/s. b) When determining speed of the airliner, does it have to do with calculating speed, based on the two "givens" to calculate the hypotenuse of a right triangle?

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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.

b) When determining speed of the airliner, does it have to do with calculating speed, based on the two "givens" to calculate the hypotenuse of a right triangle?

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Step 1

Given:

Velocity of the jet airliner, v1 = 225 m/s toward east

Velocity of wind, v2 = 50 m/s toward north

Step 2

Resultant velocity of the jetliner

Step 3

To determine the speed of the jet airliner, vector addition law should be used as the given data is a vector quantity.

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