Posted by **Jaspreet** on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 8:50pm.

A highway is to be built between two towns, one of which lies 49.0 km south and 95.0 km west of the other. (a) What is the shortest length of highway that can be built between the two towns, and (b) at what angle would this highway be directed, as a positive angle with respect to due west?