trig
posted by Chloee on .
A ship sails 40 miles SOUTH and 15 miles EAST. Find the bearing from where it began? HELP.

make a sketch to complete a rightangled triangle in quadrant IV
tanØ = 15/40
Ø = 20.56°
using North as 0°, the bearing is 159.44°
http://www.mathsteacher.com.au/year7/ch08_angles/07_bear/bearing.htm
alternate way to state the direction is S 20.56° E