# Help with a bearing problem.

• Oct 21st 2012, 04:22 PM
mmillendorf
Help with a bearing problem.
A pegasus flies on a bearing of 125 degrees for 14 miles and then 8 miles on a bearing of 036 degrees. what is the distance from the pegasus to the starting point? Please help me figure out how to solve this problem. Thanks.
• Oct 21st 2012, 04:57 PM
skeeter
Re: Help with a bearing problem.

the pegasus makes a turn of 89 degrees, which happens to be an exterior angle of a triangle formed the two given bearings, their respective distances, and the third side from the start to ending position ... the law of cosines will help find what's being asked.
• Oct 21st 2012, 04:59 PM
mmillendorf
Re: Help with a bearing problem.
Still having issues. Do you know the answer?
• Oct 21st 2012, 05:02 PM
skeeter
Re: Help with a bearing problem.
what issues? I won't know the answer unless I worked it out ...
• Oct 21st 2012, 05:03 PM
mmillendorf
Re: Help with a bearing problem.
I will work it out. Thanks for your help.