An airplane flies from San Francisco to Washington DC at an air speed of 800 km/hr. Assume Washington is due east of San Francisco at a distance of 6000 km. Use a Cartesian system of coordinates centered at San Francisco with Washington in the positive x-direction. At cruising altitude, there is a cross wind blowing from north to south of 100 km/hr.
a. What must be the direction of flight for the plane to actually arrive in Washington?
b. What is the speed in the San Francisco to Washington direction?
c. How long does it take to cover this distance?
d. What is the time difference compared to no crosswind?