Posted by jaxon on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:25pm.
a ship sails 145 kms on a bearing of 215 degrees. how far south of its starting point is the ship.

math  Damon, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:33pm
^%$*&@ math teachers think they are navigators. The "heading" is 215, NOT the "bearing". You take a bearing on something outside the ship, for example it might be the direction of a lighthouse.
south is 180
so
35 degrees west of south
answer = 145 cos 35
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