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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

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N 50 m/s w E 225 m/s

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Step 2

Resultant velocity of the jetliner

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a +b R = =J|50j* + (225) 2500+50625 53125 230.489m/s

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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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