Hello, jordangiscool!

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Two ships leave a port at 9 A.M.

One travels at a bearing of N 53° W at 12 mph

and the other travels at a bearing of S 67° W at 16 mph.

Approximate how far apart they are at noon that day.Code:A * N / * | / 36 *53°| / * | / 60° * P / * | / 48 * 67° | / * | / * S / * B *

The first ship leaves the port , where

. . and sails 36 miles to point

The second ship leaves the port , where

. . and sails 48 miles to point

We see that

Law of Cosines: .

Got it?