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    The distance to fly directly from denver to minneapolis is 700 miles. On leaving Denver the pilot sets a course that is 8º in errorIf the plane averages 450 mph until the error is detected 20 min later, at what angle should the pilot turn to head towards minneapolis?
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    Re: woah this problems seems way over my head!

    Quote Originally Posted by trishajoable View Post
    The distance to fly directly from denver to minneapolis is 700 miles. On leaving Denver the pilot sets a course that is 8º in errorIf the plane averages 450 mph until the error is detected 20 min later, at what angle should the pilot turn to head towards minneapolis?
    Start by drawing a segment that you label as having a length of 700 miles (this is from Denver to Minneapolis). Then draw a line segment stating at the Denver point which makes an 8 degree angle, and label that it has a length of 150 miles (since that's how far it would travel at 450 mph for 20 mins). Complete the triangle. Use the sine rule to evaluate the angle you wish to find.
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