Need Urgent Trig Help!
Here is the question.
Q: Jasper walks 2km due west (270°). He then turns and walks 3km southeast (135°)
a) How far is Jasper from his starting point? Round your answer to the nearest 2 decimal places.
b) What is the direction of Jasper's destination in relation to his starting point? Round your
answer to the nearest degree.
Originally Posted by MathDumb
I'll set up the first part for you.
Walking 2 miles due West and then turning 135 degrees southeast will make a 45 degree angle with the due West line.
This is the included angle between distances 2 and 3.
The third side of the triangle represents the distance he is from his original starting point.
Use law of cosines to determine this value.
Thank you so much. I worked out the problem and got an answer of 4.51 Km. Thank you so much again!
For part B I got 28 degrees before subtracting anything. Like so:
SinC/c = SinA/a
Sin45/4.51 = SinA/3
3Sin45/4.51 = SinA
= 28 Degrees. Do I go any further from here?