A person walks 25 degree north of east for 3.10 km. How far would another person have to walk due north and due east to arrive at the same location?
sin = opp/hyp
cos = adj/hyp
The Attempt at a Solution
I drew a line representing north of east 3.10 km at 25 degrees.
I then drew the lines for north and east
I used sin 25 = opp/3.10
and cos 25 = adj/3.10
and I came up with the values 1.31 for east and 2.81 for north.
However, the correct answer is 1.31 north and 2.81 east, my values were mixed up.
Can someone explain to me where I went wrong and why this is the right answer? I assumed the bottom most point on my sketch as where the 25 degrees NE, because it seemed to be going in that direction at that point.