Question #17a62

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Dec 1, 2017

The mosquito would need to hover above you by flying directly into the wind at a speed of #3 m/s# in a descending flight pattern.


That bug would have to expend enough energy to counter the movement of air as a result of the breeze to remain stationary over a target. This would require a speed of #3 m/s# into the direction of the breeze. The speed and direction indicated together are the velocity relative to air.

As the mosquito descends closer to me, it would be overcome by my insect repellant, and would give up on the idea of it's lunch.