Use The Pythagorean Theorem To Answer This Question. A Paper Airplane Is Thrown Westward At A Rate Of 6 M/s. The Wind Is Blowing At 8 M/s Toward The North. What Is The Actual Velocity Of The Airplane?


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10 m/s, northwest
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The speed of the airplane is given by √((6 m/s)^2 + (8 m/s)^2) = (√100) m/s = 10 m/s.
The direction of the airplane's travel is about 36.87 degrees West of North.

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