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    Arrow bearing/navigation math problem

    If you have the time...

    I dont know how to draw this situation:

    Two tracking stations are on the equator 144 miles apart. A weather balloon is located on a bearing of N 42 degrees E from the western station and on a bearing of N 16 degrees E from the eastern station. How far is the balloon from the western station?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeunju View Post
    If you have the time...

    I dont know how to draw this situation:

    Two tracking stations are on the equator 144 miles apart. A weather balloon is located on a bearing of N 42 degrees E from the western station and on a bearing of N 16 degrees E from the eastern station. How far is the balloon from the western station?
    I've attached a sketch.

    Use the Sine rule to calculate the length of BWS.
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