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## Trigonometry questions(trig function applications)

- Thread starter ConfusedMath
- Start date Feb 25, 2010

## ConfusedMath

- Feb 25, 2010

## Senior Member

I am stumped on this word problem, "Two sailboats leave a harbor in the bahamas at the same time. The first sails at 23 mph in a direction 330 degrees. The second sails at 34 mph in a direction 190 degrees. Assuming both maintain speed and heading, after 2 hours how far apart are the boats?" I found the distance of each boat( 23 mph*2, 34 mph*2) and set up 46=a and 68=b This is a recreation of the pic I drew, though I'm sure the angles are not to scale. (please excuse how crappy it is ) If I knew what angle C was I could find the distance(little c) with the law of cosines, but I don't know how to find the angle since the two angles (190 and 330) do not add up to 180.(ignore the straight line I have there, my angles are not drawn well to proportion) I only have two sides, and as far as I'm told with the info it is not a right triangle so can't use Pythagorean. How do I find the side, or other angles when I only have 2 sides, no supplementary angles and not a right triangle? Click to expand...

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## Solve the problem. 37) Two sailboats leave a harbor in the Bahamas at the same time. The first sails at 22 mph in a direction 350°. The second sails at 35 mph in a direction 220°. Assuming that both boats maintain speed and heading, after 3 hours, how far apart are the boats? A) 118.5 miles B) 136.2 miles C) 155.9 miles D) 103 miles

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