Two ships leave a port at 9 A.M. One travels at a bearing of N 53 degrees W at 12 mph and the other travels at a bearing of S 67 degrees W at 16 mph. Approximate how far apart they are at noon that day.
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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: .
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