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.

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- October 21st 2012, 05:22 PMmmillendorfHelp 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.

- October 21st 2012, 05:57 PMskeeterRe: Help with a bearing problem.
start with a sketch ...

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. - October 21st 2012, 05:59 PMmmillendorfRe: Help with a bearing problem.
Still having issues. Do you know the answer?

- October 21st 2012, 06:02 PMskeeterRe: Help with a bearing problem.
what issues? I won't know the answer unless I worked it out ...

- October 21st 2012, 06:03 PMmmillendorfRe: Help with a bearing problem.
I will work it out. Thanks for your help.