# A ship sails south a distance of 320 miles, then turns and sails northwest 190 miles. find the distance from home port and the direction in which the ship must sail to return.

Question asked by: dianehl

Asked on: 18 Oct 2009

The way to answer this question is to draw two sides of a triangle.

Do one going vertically down and label it 320. Then draw a line going northwest from that line and label it 190. Then draw a dotted line between the two lines. It is the length of this line and the angle that will tell you the direction which the boat needs to sail to get home. You can calculate this using trigonometry.

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Replied at: 22 Oct 2009

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