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    Question Does any know how to answer this question?

    A canoeist paddles 2.8 km in a N34*E direction, and then, 5.2 km in a N65* W direction. What distance and in which direction should a second canoeist paddle to the same location?

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    You can use various methods, but you could start with the law of cosines.

    AC=\sqrt{(5.2)^{2}+(2.8)^{2}-2(5.2)(2.8)cos(81)}

    Next, try using the law of sines to find the angles.
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