1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data As ship is anchor off a long straight shoreline that runs north and south. From twi observation points. 15 miles apart on shore the bearings of the ship are N 31 ° E and S 53 ° E. What is the shortest distance from the ship to the shore. 2. Relevant equations Sin θ Opp/ Hyp Cos θ Adj/ Hyp Tan θ Opp/ Adj 3. The attempt at a solution I have drawn out the photo and it has a base of 15 miles and degree angles of 31, 53 and 96 I assumed the fastest route was a straight line back and that would cut the triangle into 2 different right triangles with their bases added together = 15 miles. I am confused if I should do a system of linear equations to make the straight line back to the shore being the unknown but then we have even more unknowns so I have no idea what to do. Any guidance for me please :( Iv'e got the Exam tomorrow and this is the last part of the chapter and most of it is still unknown for me.