I also have a problem with this word problem I have been doing. It asks: An airplane flies 847.5 km at a bearing of 237.3 degrees. How far south and west fo its original position is it? Huh? Please help!
Thanks for your time
I drew a diagram of your triangle.
Since you know the measure of the angle G, the form of the Law of Cosines to use is
For your second problem I drew a diagram with the initial position of the airplane at the origin O and north in the direction of the positive y-axis.
Does this help? Penny
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