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A ship and a light 2016-08-11
From Kirby:
A ship is sailing due west when a light is observed with heading 29750' from the ship. After the ship has travelled 2250 feet, the light heads 31155' from the ship. If the course is continued, how close will the ship approach the light?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Bearings and a rectangular plot 2015-02-14
From Mubashir:
A,B,C,D are the four corners of a rectangular plot marked on level ground. Given that the bearing of B from A is 040 degrees and that the bearing of C from A is 090 degrees. Calculate the bearing of
(a)B from C
(b)A from C
(c) D from C

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two ships 2014-11-18
From Laura:
7. A ship leaves its home port and sails on a bearing of N28.17E. Another ship leaves the same port at the same time and sails on a bearing of S61.83E. If the first ship sails at 24 mph and the second at 28 mph find the distance between the two ships after 4 hours.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A triangle on the surface of the Earth 2014-06-26
From Christine:
A, B and C are three towns, the bearing of B and C from A being 310 degrees and 220 degrees, and their distances from A are 510km and 700km respectively. Find the bearing of B from C to the nearest minute.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Radio direction finders 2014-01-09
From Nathan:
Radio direction finders set up two points A and B, which are 2.5 miles apart on an east-west line. From A, it is found that the bearing of a signal from a radio transmitter is N36.33 degress E, while from B the bearing of the same signal is N53.67 degrees W. Find the distance of the transmitter from B.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Bearings 2012-07-19
From olawale:
an airplne flew from a city X on a bearing of 225deg. to another city of Y a distance 200km away. it then flew from city Y on a bearing of 30deg.w to city Z a distance of 250km. calculate the distance from X to Z correct to the nearest whole number. and also calculate the bearing of city X from Z.
Answered by Penny Nom.
How many ball bearings can you make from a cone? 2009-03-14
From Vatsal:
there is a sum in my maths book which states the following: how many ball bearings of diameter 2.5 cm. can you get by melting a solid metalic cone of radi. 20cm and a Hight of 5 meters? how do i do this please tell me even the minute things like cancellatoins and where to use = , ; or any such thing because Im a bit weak in maths
Answered by Harley Weston.
The area of a 5-sided lot 2009-03-02
From Linda:
I have a problem I'm hoping you can provide some help with. When I check the property information for our home on our District of North Vancouver website, it shows that our property is supposed to be 1146.99 Square Metres. Yet another property which has identical measurements is listed as having 1173.7 Square Metres. I would like to figure out who is correct.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Find the resultant of this displacement pair 2009-02-22
From katydidit:
Find the resultant of this displacement pair:
500 miles at 75 degrees east of north and 1500 miles at 20 degrees west of south.
How do I graph this and how do I solve this problem?

Answered by Penny Nom.
How far was the ship from the tower at 1:30 p.m? 2008-09-07
From sam:
A passenger on a ship sailing north at 5.0 mph noticed that at noon a radio tower on land was due east of the ship. At 1:30 p.m., the bearing of the tower from the ship was S35degreesE. How far was the ship from the tower at 1:30 p.m.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Ball bearings in an oil can 2007-12-03
From Lisa:
One hundred ball bearings with radius 5 mm are dropped into a cylindrical can, which is half full of oil. The height of the cylinder is 20 cm and the radius is 8 cm. By how much does the level of the oil rise?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
The bearings of a ship's journey 2007-07-20
From sugar:
A ship starts from point osail eastward for 6 hours. Then changes its course to N50E for 8 hours and then N62W for 10 hours until it reaches the point c. If the speed of the ship was imi/h, what is the bearing of the side oc?
Answered by Harley Weston.
How far from the port is the point where the ship turned? 2007-02-19
From Chris:
I was confused on this problem. If a ship leaves port and travel due east. At a certain point it turns 65 degrees south of east and travels b=322 nautical miles to a point 461 nautical miles on a direct line from port. How far from the port is the point where the ship turned?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Bearings 2006-11-22
From Suzy:
Mr. John wants to fly her airplane from point A to B, a distance of 450 miles. If B has a heading of 60 degrees from A, and there is a constant wind from the southeast blowing at 60 mph, find the speed and heading she should maintain in order to land at B in 90 minutes.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
An aircraft going from city A to city B 2006-05-10
From Preston:
An aircraft going from city A to city B on a bearing of S69 degrees East is traveling at a speed of 430 mph. The wind is blowing out of the north to south at a speed of 25 mph. Find the ground speed and the plane's true bearing.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
X is due north of Y ... 2004-08-11
From A student:
X is due north of Y and 2km distant. Z is due east of Y and has a bearing of S3512'E from X. How far, to the nearest metre, is Z from X?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Finding bearings 2004-05-24
From James:
This question is about finding bearings. A boat race starts from point A, goes North to Point B, a distance of 1000 meters. The course is triangular. The bearing from point B to point C is South 70degrees West. The distance from Point B to point C is 1500 meters. Find the course bearing from C to A.
Answered by Penny Nom.



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