HONORS TRIG & PRECALCULUS
BEARINGS WORD PROBLEMS
1 .
A navigator on a ship, sailing on a course of 338 at 12 knots, observes a lighthouse due north of the
ship at that time?
ship. Fifteen minutes later the lighthouse is due east of the ship. How far is the lighthouse from the
2. Two ships leave a port at the same time. The first ship sails on a course of 35 at 15 knots while the
second ship sails on a course of 125 at 20 knots. Find, after 2 hours,
a) the distance between the ships
b) the bearing from the first ship to the second
c) the bearing from the second ship to the first
3. A ship leaves a port and sails for 4 hours on a course of 78 at 18 knots. Then the ship changes its
ant
course to 168 and sails for 6 hours at 16 knots. After the 10 hours
a) what is the distance of the ship from the port?
b) what is the bearing from the port to the ship?
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