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?

Trigonometry  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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