Problem: An airplane is heading due south at a speed of 580 km/h. If a wind begins blowing from the southwest at a speed of 90.0 km/h (average), in what direction should the pilot aim the plane so that it will fly due south?

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An airplane is heading due south at a speed of 580 km/h. If a wind begins blowing from the southwest at a speed of 90.0 km/h (average), in what direction should the pilot aim the plane so that it will fly due south?

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