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    Bearing word problem

    I have this word problem that is driving me crazy, I am hoping someone can help me. The problem is:

    Two tracking stations are on an east-west line 110 miles apart. A large forest fire is located on a bearing of N 39 degrees E from the western station and a bearing of N 12 degrees E from the eastern station. How far is the fire from the western station?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroney View Post
    I have this word problem that is driving me crazy, I am hoping someone can help me. The problem is:

    Two tracking stations are on an east-west line 110 miles apart. A large forest fire is located on a bearing of N 39 degrees E from the western station and a bearing of N 12 degrees E from the eastern station. How far is the fire from the western station?

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    did you draw a diagram?

    see below (now what?)
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