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A plane is capable of flying at a speed of 180 kmyh in

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A plane is capable of flying at a speed of 180 kmyh in still air. The pilot takes off from an airfield and heads due north according to the planes compass. After 30 minutes of flight time, the pilot notices that, due to the wind, the plane has actually traveled 80 km at an angle 5 east of north. (a) What is the wind velocity? (b) In what direction should the pilot have headed to reach the intended destination?

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