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    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.
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    Re: 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.
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    Re: Help with a bearing problem.

    Still having issues. Do you know the answer?
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    Re: Help with a bearing problem.

    what issues? I won't know the answer unless I worked it out ...
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    Re: Help with a bearing problem.

    I will work it out. Thanks for your help.
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