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?

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**MathMate**, Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 6:25am
So on the Cartesian plane, it is in the fourth quadrant, with x-y as (900,-500).

Atan(-500/900)= -29° approximately.

So the bearing is S61°E.

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