Parallelogram rule: the diagonal of the parallelogram is equal to the resultant vector of the two vectors which are represented by the adjacent sides.
Here we see a top view of an airplane being blown off course by winds in three different directions. Use a pencil and the parallelogram rule to sketch the vectors that show the resulting velocities for each case. Rank the speeds of the airplane across the ground from fastest to slowest.
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