Posted by STEPHANIE on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 5:35pm.
A ship leaves port at 1:00 P.M. and sails in the direction N36°W at a rate of 25 mi/hr. Another ship leaves port at 1:30 P.M. and sails in the direction N54°E at a rate of 16 mi/hr.
(a) Approximately how far apart are the ships at 3:00 P.M.? (Round your answer to the nearest whole number.)
(b) What is the bearing, to the nearest degree, from the first ship to the second?

Math  Writeacher, Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 5:45pm
Stephanie, if you would stop typing in allcaps and just put "Math" in the subject line, you'd probably receive help. Anyone who shouts at tutors and demands things, usually is not helped.

I NEED URGENT HELP!!!  STEPHANIE, Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 5:49pm
ok, sorry, would you help me then, please

I NEED URGENT HELP!!!  Reiny, Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 6:39pm
Did you make a diagram?
Did you realize that the angle between their paths is 90°
How easy is that ???
First ship goes for 2 hrs at 25 mph or distance = 50 miles
2nd ship goes for 1.5 hrs at 16 mph or distance = 24 miles
a) let x be the distance between them
x^2 = 50^2 + 24^2 = 3076
x = 55.46 km
Let the angle at the left of the triangle be Ø
tanØ = 24/50
Ø = appr 25.64°
Draw in horizontals and verticals at that vertex and you should be able to find the bearing between the two ships

I NEED URGENT HELP!!!  STEPHANIE, Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 6:50pm
ok, thanks
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