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Asked Dec 16, 2019
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The eye of a hurricane passes over Grand Bahama Island
in a direction 60.0° north of west with a speed of 41.0 km/h.
Three hours later the course of the hurricane suddenly shifts
due north, and its speed slows to 25.0 km/h. How far from
Grand Bahama is the hurricane 4.50 h after it passes over the
island?

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north 60.0° west

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The distance travelled by the hurricane in the first three hours is

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A = v,At; = (41.0km/h)(3.00h) = 123km

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The hurricane travels a distance of 123km in a direction 60o in the north of west. Hence the...

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A. = (123km ) cos 60.0° west = 61.5km

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