# The eye of a hurricane passes over Grand Bahama Island in a direction 60.0° north of west with a speed of 42.0 km/h. Three hours later, the course of the hurricane suddenly shifts due north, and its speed slows to 22.0 km/h.How far from Grand Bahama is the hurricane 4.90 h after it passes over the island?

Question
9 views

The eye of a hurricane passes over Grand Bahama Island in a direction 60.0° north of west with a speed of 42.0 km/h. Three hours later, the course of the hurricane suddenly shifts due north, and its speed slows to 22.0 km/h.

How far from Grand Bahama is the hurricane 4.90 h after it passes over the island?

check_circle

Step 1

Consider the east direction be X axis and the north direction be Y axis.

Step 2

Displacement of the hurricane for the first three hours is

Step 3

After 1.9 hours, the displacem...

### Want to see the full answer?

See Solution

#### Want to see this answer and more?

Solutions are written by subject experts who are available 24/7. Questions are typically answered within 1 hour.*

See Solution
*Response times may vary by subject and question.
Tagged in