(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Cell phone tower #1 has a broadcast radius of 50 miles. Tower #2 has a broadcast radius of 60 miles and is located at a bearing of N 64 W of tower #1. The towers are 100 miles apart

the questions:

A.How much area has coverage by both towers? (dont need the N 64 W)

B.A certain teacher who shall remain nameless, wants to build a house slightly out of range of either tower, in a general southwesterly direction from Tower #1. If the teacher will be lobbying for a new tower to be added so s/he will have coverage, where should Tower #3 be located? Note Tower 3 will have a broadcast radius of only 30 miles and should be spaced evenly as possible from the two other towers. Give the location as both bearing and distance from each of the other towers

hint: for part b) remember form geometry how the find the points that are equidistant from two given points? Look it up.

Heres a pic of what the picture looks like on the paper.

3. The attempt at a solution

For part a do you use the sector area formula then subtract some stuff?

Then for part b i honestly have no idea what to do. There are a few questions after it but I will be able to solve them after I learn how to do these ones.

Any help is welcomed

Thanks,

Xhanger

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