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tantrik

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I am having problem solving the following question related to "bearing" in trigonometry.

**A motorboat is 10 km South of a lighthouse and is on a course of 053 degrees. What is the shortest distance between the motorboat and the lighthouse?**

My confusion is how does a boat travel 10 km South of a lighthouse and making an angle of

**53 degrees**clockwise from North. Is there something wrong with the question itself?

Thanks in advance.