|Dec11-06, 11:27 AM||#1|
Help with directions!
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
2. Relevant equations
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
|Dec11-06, 11:34 AM||#2|
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.
|Dec11-06, 11:34 AM||#3|
I assume the 272° is with respect to the 'horizontal axis'?
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