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Question #34986
Before the widespread use of steamships, sailing from europe to noth america was accomplished by use of the trade winds. tha trade winds move from the northeast to the southeast between30 degrees and 60 degrees latitude in the northern hemisphere. a sailing ship from europe to the caribbean sea would first travel southward to the canary islands, off the coast of north africa, and then use the trade winds to sail west. suppose a ship travels south from iceland to the canary islands, and then west to florida. the ship's total displacement is 7400 km at 26 degrees south of west. if the ship sails 3200 km south from iceland to the canary islands, how large is the western component of its journey?
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