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nezzy
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An airplane leaves an airport and flies due west 120 miles and then 150 miles in the direction S 39.17°W. How far is the plane from the airport (round to the nearest mile)?
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nezzy Group Title
An airplane leaves an airport and flies due west 120 miles and then 150 miles in the direction S 39.17°W. How far is the plane from the airport (round to the nearest mile)?
 one year ago
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SnuggieLad Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the sun is 92,960,000 miles or (149,600,000 km) from the earth
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Mertsj Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Use the law of cosines.
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Mertsj Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1363201601765:dw
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nezzy Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i dont know how to do it when they have directions
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Mertsj Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The direction tells you the angle. In your picture it shows you part of the angle.
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timo86m Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1363201622034:dw is my diagram looking ok?
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dw:1363201741968:dw
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timo86m Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
mertsj is practically giving you the answer :)
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nezzy Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok. then just simplify the equation and that will give me "c" which would be how far the plane is from the airport?
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dw:1363201926990:dw
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