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Snow is falling vertically at a constant speed of 7.0 m/s. At what angle from the vertical do the snowflakes appear to be falling as viewed by the driver of a car traveling on a straight, level road with a
speed of 32 km/h?
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Snow is falling vertically at a constant speed of 7.0 m/s. At what angle from the vertical do the snowflakes appear to be falling as viewed by the driver of a car traveling on a straight, level road with a speed of 32 km/h?

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Step 1

Assume that, the car is not moving and it has a down ward vertical speed and forward horizontal speed.

The speed of the car in m/s can be calculated as follows

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Step 2

Consider the Figure below,

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