Problem: A flock of ducks is trying to migrate south for the winter, but they keep being blown off course by a wind blowing from the west at 6.0 m/s . A wise elder duck finally realizes that the solution is to fly at an angle to the wind.If the ducks can fly at 9.0 m/s relative to the air, what direction should they head in order to move directly south?

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A flock of ducks is trying to migrate south for the winter, but they keep being blown off course by a wind blowing from the west at 6.0 m/s . A wise elder duck finally realizes that the solution is to fly at an angle to the wind.

If the ducks can fly at 9.0 m/s relative to the air, what direction should they head in order to move directly south?

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