# Resolving vectors - direction issue

So I've worked out part (a) - just not (b) as I don't understand how it can be measured from due east. I don't want it worked out for me, just help me understand this due east business. I can't see how it can be anything but due west...

Background:
Orienteering teams are operating in a densely forrested area.The GPS at their base shows the location of team A as 78.2 km away, 14° north of west, and team b as 231 km away, 59° east of north.

When team A uses its GPS to check the position of the team b, what does it give for the team b's (a) distance from them and (b) direction, measured from due east?

## Homework Equations

Resolving vectors into components

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know how to do this question except when it gets to: direction from due east. It seems that B's team could be measured from A, but this would be the due West right? hmmmmm... can someone help? thanks:)

The image below was constructed to show that theta could be from B team near east... I don't know it will show you an insight anyway...

[URL]http://www.flickr.com/photos/40253561@N06/4910222024/[/URL]

Thank you so much!

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Andrew Mason