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    real urgent help with trig word problem

    two boats depart at the same location at the same time. The first travels west at 55mph and the second travels north at 60mph. Dra a right triangle which describes the position of the boats after one hour. Then solve the right triangle.

    thanks for your kind help
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    It's basically two lines that for a right angle and and the distance that they are apart is the hypotenuse.

    so it's basically 55^2+60^2=c^2

    Solve for C
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    Thanks for your prompt reply. I was sketching the triangle wrong. had a blonde moment
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