Posted by **AwesomeGuy** on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 10:11pm.

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?

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**Reiny**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 10:50pm
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

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