Calc 3

Suppose you leave home and hike 10 miles due north, then 8 miles in the direction 40° east of north,
and then 6 miles due east.

(a) How far are you from home?

(b) What direction should you hike in
order to return home?

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  1. same vector stuff like pulling the car

    east = 0 + 8 sin 40 + 6
    north = 10 +8 cos 40 + 0

    dist = sqrt(east^2 + north^2)
    tan angle east of N = east/north
    (note this is true compass rose angle, not math angle from x axis)

    add or subtract 180 depending on if angle was less or more than 180

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