## anonymous one year ago Can someone please kindly help me out with some bearing questions? They're my weakness ...

1. anonymous

Give the compass bearing and the true bearing for each direction shown... |dw:1432992980204:dw|

2. welshfella

theres 2 ways to indicate bearings - just by 1 angle or by stuff like N38W or S10E

3. welshfella

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4. welshfella

that is N30W or 360-30 = 330 degrees

5. welshfella

330 is the true bearing

6. anonymous

Ah, making sense so far! If that's the true bearing, how do I figure out the compass?

7. welshfella

the angle is always measured from the N line and it goes clockwise

8. anonymous

yes

9. welshfella

the best way is to draw it

10. anonymous

Yes, how do we indicate it?

11. welshfella

280 degrees |dw:1432993046818:dw|

12. welshfella

= S100W

13. anonymous

Is that compass bearing?

14. welshfella

yes

15. anonymous

Hmm, my answer key has it as something else ... where did we go wrong o.O?

16. welshfella

what does the answer key say?

17. anonymous

N30degreesW

18. welshfella

there are various ways to give a compass bearing

19. welshfella

that would be 330 degrees

20. anonymous

Well, how can we possibly get it to match up with the answer key?

21. anonymous

330 is the true

22. welshfella

yes 330 is equivalent to N30W

23. anonymous

I guess =/

24. welshfella

yes it is lol believe me

25. welshfella

unlees its done different in the US

26. anonymous

hmm me have dyslexia, so ... ?

27. anonymous

Do you know anyone around here who can help?

28. welshfella

there are lots of people who can help - mathletes and champions..

29. anonymous

I understand your method to some extent, but its just that I want to understand it like abc and not some Chinese language which is hard for me to interpret, iykwim

30. welshfella

what haven't you understood ?

31. anonymous

How do I invite them to check out my post and give me a hand?

32. anonymous

I understand how we got the true bearing, but didn't quite understood how to get the compass

33. welshfella

i'll illustrate some compass bearings

34. welshfella

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35. welshfella

the arrow goes towards the north then moves down to the East E

36. welshfella

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37. welshfella

gotta go right now

38. anonymous

Ok, catch up with you later!