Chapter 4.1, Problem 41E

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Textbook Problem

The following problem is based on the Parallelogram Law. In the scaled drawing, each unit corresponds to 50 mph. A small airplane travels due east at 250 mph. The wind is blowing at 50 mph in the direction due north. Using the indicated diagonal and use it to determine the speed of the airplane in miles per hour.

To determine

The speed of the airplane in miles per hour using the indicated diagonal.

Explanation

**Given:**

In the scaled drawing given below, each unit corresponds to 50 mph. A small airplane travels due east at 250 mph. The wind is blowing at 50 mph in the direction due north.

**Parallelogram Law:**

Enables to determine the speed and direction of an airplane when the velocity of the airplane and that of the wind are considered together...

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