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Howard leaves the dock and sails 2.5miles west He turns south and sails 3.5 Then he turns east and sails 2.5 miles In what direction should howard turn if he wants to use the most direct route to return to the dock ? If Howard use this route ,how many miles will he hv sailed in all

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    tan^-1 3.5/2.5 = 54.5 degrees north of east

    Miles traveled
    = 2.5 + 3.5 + sqrt[(2.5)^2 + (3.5)^2]
    = 10.301 miles

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