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    Bearings

    Question illustrated in an image (see attachment) , I have no clue how to solve it.
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    It appears you have a line segment going from (x,10) to (8,6). The distance formula would be helpful here.

    D=\sqrt{(x-x_0)^2+(y-y_0)^2}.

    Use your two points and you should get the answer.
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