A lighthouse is 9.6 nautical miles from a ship which bears 156 degrees from the lighthouse.How far is the ship east of the lighthouse?Give answer correct to one-tenth of a nautical mile.
maths - Henry, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 4:15pm
Lighthouse = 9.6nmi@156o.
X = 9.6*cos156 = -8.8 n. miles = 8.8 n.
miles West of ship.
Ship = 8.8 Nautical miles East of light-