# Thread: How exactly would you do this question?

1. ## How exactly would you do this question?

Okay, trigonometry is not my strongest math subject and I find it hard to draw the sketch of the triangle from the problem itself can anyone help with this question.

On a 520 m hole, golfer's tee shot goes 175 m and is 17 degrees to the right of the direct path to the flag. The second shot flies 15 degrees to the right of the new direction toward the flag, but only travels 150 m. How far is the golf ball from the flag?

Thanks,

2. Originally Posted by katelynn91
Okay, trigonometry is not my strongest math subject and I find it hard to draw the sketch of the triangle from the problem itself can anyone help with this question.

On a 520 m hole, golfer's tee shot goes 175 m and is 17 degrees to the right of the direct path to the flag. The second shot flies 15 degrees to the right of the new direction toward the flag, but only travels 150 m. How far is the golf ball from the flag?

Thanks,
how is this angle measured. is it measured from the point of tee-off?

i'd use the law of cosines

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