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Solution: The nose of an ultralight plane is pointed south, and its airspeed indicator shows 36 m/s . The plane is in a 16 m/s wind blowing toward the southwest relative to the earth.You may want to review (Pages 86 - 90).For help with math skills, you may want to review:Vector AdditionResolving Vector ComponentsFor general problem-solving tips and strategies for this topic, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of Flying in a crosswind.Letting x be east and y be north, find the components of vP/E (the velocity of the plane relative to the earth).Find the magnitude of vP/E.Find the direction of vP/E.

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The nose of an ultralight plane is pointed south, and its airspeed indicator shows 36 m/s . The plane is in a 16 m/s wind blowing toward the southwest relative to the earth.

You may want to review (Pages 86 - 90).

For help with math skills, you may want to review:

Vector Addition

Resolving Vector Components

For general problem-solving tips and strategies for this topic, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of Flying in a crosswind.

Letting x be east and y be north, find the components of vP/E (the velocity of the plane relative to the earth).

Find the magnitude of vP/E.

Find the direction of vP/E.