Motion of an Airplane#

A small plane flies 22 km in a direction 79 degrees south of east and then flies 39 km in a direction 75 degrees north of east.

Part 1#

Find the total distance the plane covers from the starting point and the direction of the path to the final position.

Answer Section#

  • 21.5 km in a direction 48.4 degrees north of east.

  • 21.5 km in a direction 48.4 degrees south of east.

  • 462.7 km in a direction 48.4 degrees north of east.

  • 462.7 km in a direction 48.4 degrees south of east.

  • 21.5 km in a direction 89.3 degrees south of east.

Attribution#

Problem is from the OpenStax University Physics Volume 1 textbook, licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
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