Trigonometry
posted by AwesomeGuy on .
A plane is 160 miles north and 85 miles east of an airport. If the pilot wants to fly directly to the airport, what bearing would be taken?

make a sketch, you know the bearing will be something like
S Ø W
and the angle Ø will be the same as the angle inside your right_angled triangle so that
tanØ = 85/160 = .53125
Ø = 27.979..° or appr 28°
So , S 28° W