An airplane flies?

An airplane flies 200 km due west from city A to city B and then 270 km in the direction of 34.0° north of west from city B to city C.

(a) In straight-line distance, how far is city C from city A? km(b) Relative to city A, in what direction is city C? ° north of west(c) Why is the answer only approximately correct?

1 Answer

  • Joseph
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    You are given two sides of a triangle and an angle between them.  Pick a trig function to solve for the hypotenuse and angle A.  Plot the problem on a piece of paper, placing North at the top and West on the right to visualize it better.

    It's not rocket surgery.

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