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Tailwind Problem

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If a plane is flying at a speed of 500 miles per hour due north, and the wind is blowing at a speed of 50 miles in the northwest direction, what is the resultant speed of the plane if the pilot does not adjust for the wind?

Round to the nearest hundredth.

A

$500$ mph

B

$550$ mph

C

$543.18$ mph

D

$450.21$ mph