Parachute in the wind. In still air, a parachute with a payload would fall vertically at terminal speed of 4 m/s. Find the direction and magnitude of its terminal velocity relative to the ground if it falls in a stead wind blowing horizontally west to east at 10 m/s.
So I went about this problem by drawing a right triangle. I had 10 m/s be the horizontal component and 4 m/s be the vertical component. I applied the pythagorean theorem and found the magnitude of its terminal velocity relative to the ground to be 10.8 m/s.
Then to find the direction I did intense tangent for the horizontal and vertical components and got 21.8 degrees. I am just now very confused how I find the direction like is it North of east, South of east..etc. Can someone please explain step by step?