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Posted 04 November 2009 - 03:01 PM
before it flies a distance of 17X in the same direction making with the earth line an angle X degrees.
Then in the moment the pilot decides to maintain a constant latitude he turns anticlockwise with a certain angle and radius,
and flies horizontally in the new direction for a distance of 18X before he lands to the starting point 0 by an angle of 3X/2.
I think that's all the info needed. Find X.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:49 PM
Posted 04 November 2009 - 08:35 PM
The description of events is a bit unclear, especially the last part "flies horizontally in the new direction for a distance of 18X before he lands to the starting point 0 by an angle of 3X/2." A diagram might help. Thanks.
this is a top view diagram.. hope it makes it easier to understand.
Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:53 PM
Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:44 PM
Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:18 PM
Clarification? The problem states the plane starts at 0 and goes straight for X meters. However, the provided picture shows 12X. Which is correct?
Sorry for this mismatch.. 12X is the correct distance
Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:19 PM
It does seem that there are some inconsistencies hereSpoiler for but
well maybe this is something to start with.
Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:35 PM
Any chance we can see your solution + work?
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