Trigonometry (10th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Acute Angles and Right Triangles - Section 2.5 Further Applications of Right Triangles - 2.5 Exercises: 2

Answer

When a bearing is given as N, then an acute angle measure $\theta$ and then E (or W), we would draw an angle of $\theta$ to the east (or west) measured from the positive y-axis. When a bearing is given as S, then an acute angle measure $\theta$ and then E (or W), we would draw an angle of $\theta$ to the east (or west) measured from the negative y-axis.

Work Step by Step

This is how we can draw angles with the information given in the question: When a bearing is given as N, then an acute angle measure $\theta$ and then E (or W), we would draw an angle of $\theta$ to the east (or west) measured from the positive y-axis. When a bearing is given as S, then an acute angle measure $\theta$ and then E (or W), we would draw an angle of $\theta$ to the east (or west) measured from the negative y-axis.
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