# Help with directions!

by FrostScYthe
Tags: directions
 P: 82 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A boat leaves the dock and sails in a direction of 70°. Once reaching its destination on the opposite shore, it sails in a direction of 272° and docks 150 km north of its original starting position. What is the total distance the boat has traveled? 2. Relevant equations Sine Law 3. The attempt at a solution I don't think I'm getting the right answer because I'm not representing the problem correctly. This is how I'm representing the problem then I just simply use AAS
 Mentor P: 8,317 Your angles are incorrect- they should be measured from north in a clockwise direction. Using this, you should be able to draw the correct diagram, where the final poistion is due north of the starting position.
 HW Helper P: 3,220 I assume the 272° is with respect to the 'horizontal axis'?

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