posted by Chloee .
A ship sails 40 miles SOUTH and 15 miles EAST. Find the bearing from where it began? HELP.
make a sketch to complete a right-angled triangle in quadrant IV
tanØ = 15/40
Ø = 20.56°
using North as 0°, the bearing is 159.44°
alternate way to state the direction is S 20.56° E