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A plane flying with an airspeed of mph in the direction (east of north) encounters a wind blowing at mph in the direction .

  1. What are the true speed and direction of the plane?

  2. How long will it take the plane to travel miles in the resultant direction?

    Solve (magnitude of vector in part (a)) .

  3. If the pilot intended to fly miles in the direction , how far from his intended destination is he given the situation in part (b)?

    intended distance vector: 

    actual distance vector: 
    Use the time you calculated in part (b).

    Determine the magnitude of the difference of the vectors in steps 1 and 2.