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Airplanes and wind velocities: Speed and direction of the plane

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An airplane pilot wishes to fly due west. A wind of 88.0 km/h is blowing toward the south.

a) If the airspeed of the plane (its speed in still air) is 345.0 km/h, in which direction should the pilot head? (in degrees - north of west)

b) What is the speed of the plane over the ground?

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