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What does S36°E mean?

  1. Sep 19, 2010 #1
    Hi there,

    I just have a quick question about what "S36°E" means. Here is part of my homework question:

    A boat sales south with the help of a wind blowing the direction S36°E ...

    Does it mean 36° East of South or 36° South of East?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Sep 19, 2010 #2


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    36° East of South
  4. Oct 2, 2010 #3
    Thank you.
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