Plane A flies a distance of 220 miles in the direction N20(degrees)E.
Plane B departs from the same airport and flies a distance of 365 miles in the direction S55(degrees)W.
Calculate the distance between the two planes.
Any help would be much appreciated!!!
Thank you!!
Hello, Shmomo89!
repcvt gave you an excellent game plan . . .
Plane flies a distance of 220 miles in the direction N20°E.
Plane flies a distance of 365 miles from the same airport in the direction S55°W.
Calculate the distance between the two planes.Code:| | o A | ** | * * | * * | * * | * * * * 220 * | * * |20°* * | * * | * * |* - - - - - - - * - - - - - o - - - - - - - - * *55°|O * * | * * 365 | * * | B o |
We find that
Now use the Law of Cosines on
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