Ima Hyker is camped out in the forest. After breakfast she walks 16 km on a bearing
of 327° then she walks 12 km on a bearing of 237°. What bearing will Ima have to
walk to head straight back to her camp? (nearest degree)
I know how to work it mathematically, but I need a good visual representation ! Could any of you do me a favor and graph it to show me to you can graphically look at this?
The best thing about life is you don't know what to expect
I know nothing about bearings. I get lost going around the corner. I navigate by taking a big ball of twine with me and letting it out as I go. Then I follow it back. I do not use bread crumbs because wasting food is wrong.
Here is what I drew:
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.
To avoid confusion amongst navigators, and so that they can use a magnetic compass to determine which way to go, bearings are measured clockwise from North.
I have made a sketch of the problem. The distances and angles are not accurately shown.
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