Trigonometry (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321671775
ISBN 13: 978-0-32167-177-6

Chapter 2 - Acute Angles and Right Triangles - Section 2.5 Further Applications of Right Triangles - 2.5 Exercises: 5

Answer

The bearing can be expressed as $270^{\circ}$ The bearing can be expressed as $N~90^{\circ}~W$ or $S~90^{\circ}~W$

Work Step by Step

The point (-4,0) is located directly to the west from the radar station at the origin. The bearing can be expressed as $270^{\circ}$. This means the bearing is $270^{\circ}$ clockwise from due north. The bearing can be expressed as $N~90^{\circ}~W$, which means the bearing is $90^{\circ}$ counterclockwise from due north. The bearing can also be expressed as $S~90^{\circ}~W$, which means the bearing is $90^{\circ}$ clockwise from due south.
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