Posted by x on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 3:44am.
A hiker walks 900m east and 500m south .Find the bearing of the finishing position from the staring point?

trig  MathMate, Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 6:25am
So on the Cartesian plane, it is in the fourth quadrant, with xy as (900,500).
Atan(500/900)= 29° approximately.
So the bearing is S61°E.
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