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 A plane headed due north is traveling with an airspeed of 170 miles per hour.The wind...

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lillymoon | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted May 2, 2012 at 1:47 AM via web

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 A plane headed due north is traveling with an airspeed of 170 miles per hour.

The wind currents are moving in the direction direction of 150 degrees. 

If the ground speed of the plane is 85 miles/hour, what is the true course?

I do not understand how the wind direction helps at all. Please help! Thanks!

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scruffybear13 | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted May 6, 2012 at 3:05 AM (Answer #1)

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I think the wind current direction is telling you the direction of the airspeed, as airspeed doesn't have a direction attached. Also i'm sure if the north is attached to the airspeed or the ground speed

I hope this helps

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