







A ship and a light 
20160811 

Kirby pose la question : A ship is sailing due west when a light is observed with heading 297°50' from the ship. After the ship has travelled 2250 feet, the light heads 311°55' from the ship. If the course is continued, how close will the ship approach the light? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Bearings and a rectangular plot 
20150214 

Mubashir pose la question : A,B,C,D are the four corners of a rectangular plot marked on level ground. Given that the bearing of B from A is 040 degrees and that the bearing of C from A is 090 degrees. Calculate the bearing of
(a)B from C
(b)A from C
(c) D from C Penny Nom lui répond. 





Two ships 
20141118 

Laura pose la question : 7. A ship leaves its home port and sails on a bearing of N28.17°E. Another ship leaves the same port at the same time and sails on a bearing of S61.83E. If the first ship sails at 24 mph and the second at 28 mph find the distance between the two ships after 4 hours. Robert Dawson lui répond. 





A triangle on the surface of the Earth 
20140626 

Christine pose la question : A, B and C are three towns, the bearing of B and C from A being 310 degrees and 220 degrees, and their distances from A are 510km and 700km respectively. Find the bearing of B from C to the nearest minute. Robert Dawson lui répond. 





Radio direction finders 
20140109 

Nathan pose la question : Radio direction finders set up two points A and B, which are 2.5 miles
apart on an eastwest line. From A, it is found that the bearing of a
signal from a radio transmitter is N36.33 degress E, while from B the
bearing of the same signal is N53.67 degrees W. Find the distance of
the transmitter from B. Penny Nom lui répond. 





A boy walks 3km due east and 4km due north 
20130201 

Kayode pose la question : Question from Kayode
A boy walks 3km due east and 4km due north. Find the bearing of the final point and the distance of the final position from the starting point. Harley Weston lui répond. 





My compass was off by 8 degrees 
20121030 

Oscar pose la question : If I walked 620' and my compass was off by 8 degrees how many feet from my heading was I?
Thank You Penny Nom lui répond. 





Bearings 
20120719 

olawale pose la question : an airplne flew from a city X on a bearing of 225deg. to another city of Y a distance 200km away. it then flew from city Y on a bearing of 30deg.w to city Z a distance of 250km. calculate the distance from X to Z correct to the nearest whole number. and also calculate the bearing of city X from Z. Penny Nom lui répond. 





COMPASS BEARING 
20100922 

Vivinne pose la question : Three boys, Isaac, Alex and Ken are standing in different parts of a football
field.Isaac is standing 100m North of Alex. Ken is 120m East of Alex. Find
the compass bearing of Ken from Isaac. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





How many ball bearings can you make from a cone? 
20090314 

Vatsal pose la question : there is a sum in my maths book which states the following:
how many ball bearings of diameter 2.5 cm. can you get by
melting a solid metalic cone of radi. 20cm and a Hight of 5 meters?
how do i do this please tell me even the minute things like cancellatoins and where to
use = , ; or any such thing because Im a bit weak in maths Harley Weston lui répond. 





The area of a 5sided lot 
20090302 

Linda pose la question : I have a problem I'm hoping you can provide some help with. When I check the property information for our home on our District of North Vancouver website, it shows that our property is supposed to be 1146.99 Square Metres. Yet another property which has identical measurements is listed as having 1173.7 Square Metres. I would like to figure out who is correct. Harley Weston lui répond. 





Find the resultant of this displacement pair 
20090222 

katydidit pose la question : Find the resultant of this displacement pair:
500 miles at 75 degrees east of north and
1500 miles at 20 degrees west of south.
How do I graph this and how do I solve this problem? Penny Nom lui répond. 





How far was the ship from the tower at 1:30 p.m? 
20080907 

sam pose la question : A passenger on a ship sailing north at 5.0 mph noticed that at noon a radio tower on land was due east of the ship. At 1:30 p.m., the bearing of the tower from the ship was S35degreesE. How far was the ship from the tower at 1:30 p.m. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





What is the bearing to the ship from port? 
20080906 

Rita pose la question : A ship leaves the port of Miami with a bearing of S80degreesE and a speed of 15 knots. After 1 hour, the ship turns 90 degrees toward the south. After 2 hours, maintaining the same speed, what is the bearing to the ship from port? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A dog and a fire hydrant 
20080306 

Brittany pose la question : A bulldog is walking east along Main St. at a speed of 4 miles per hour. He wants to get to a fire hydrant on a parallel street. Initially, the bearing to the hydrant is south 62 degrees east. After 20 minutes, the bearing is south 41 degrees east. If the bulldog continues his walk, what is the closest he will be to the hydrant? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Ball bearings in an oil can 
20071203 

Lisa pose la question : One hundred ball bearings with radius 5 mm are dropped into a cylindrical can, which is half full of oil.
The height of the cylinder is 20 cm and the radius is 8 cm.
By how much does the level of the oil rise? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





The bearings of a ship's journey 
20070720 

sugar pose la question : A ship starts from point osail eastward for 6 hours. Then changes its course to N50E for 8 hours and then N62W for 10 hours until it reaches the point c. If the speed of the ship was imi/h, what is the bearing of the side oc? Harley Weston lui répond. 





What is the bearing from the port to the ship? 
20070718 

fhay pose la question : A ship leaves a port and sails for 4 hours on a course of 78 degrees at 18 knots. Then the ship changes its course to 168 degrees and sails for 6 hours at 16 knots. After 10 hours(a) what is the distance of the ship from a port and (b) what is the bearing from the port to the ship? Harley Weston lui répond. 





How far from the port is the point where the ship turned? 
20070219 

Chris pose la question : I was confused on this problem. If a ship leaves port and travel due east. At a certain point it turns 65 degrees south of east and travels b=322 nautical miles to a point 461 nautical miles on a direct line from port. How far from the port is the point where the ship turned? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Bearings 
20061122 

Suzy pose la question : Mr. John wants to fly her airplane from point A to B, a distance of 450 miles. If B has a heading of 60 degrees from A, and there is a constant wind from the southeast blowing at 60 mph, find the speed and heading she should maintain in order to land at B in 90 minutes. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





An aircraft going from city A to city B 
20060510 

Preston pose la question : An aircraft going from city A to city B on a bearing of S69 degrees East is traveling at a speed of 430 mph. The wind is blowing out of the north to south at a speed of 25 mph. Find the ground speed and the plane's true bearing. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





Find the ground speed and the planes true heading. 
20060205 

Jimmie pose la question : An aircraft going from city A to city B on a bearing of S69E (degrees) is traveling at a speed of 430 mph. The wind is blowing out of the north to south at a speed of 25 mph. Find the ground speed and the planes true heading. Penny Nom lui répond. 





X is due north of Y ... 
20040811 

A student pose la question : X is due north of Y and 2km distant. Z is due east of Y and has a bearing of S35°12'E from X. How far, to the nearest metre, is Z from X? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Finding bearings 
20040524 

James pose la question : This question is about finding bearings. A boat race starts from point A, goes North to Point B, a distance of 1000 meters. The course is triangular. The bearing from point B to point C is South 70degrees West. The distance from Point B to point C is 1500 meters. Find the course bearing from C to A.
Penny Nom lui répond. 





Two trig problems 
20030610 

Bett pose la question :
I have this ongoing trouble with trig and solving triangles with laws of cosines and sines!! For example if it asks to solve triangle FGH, given angle G=102.7 , side f=14.2, and h=18.6. Now do I use law of cosines because I don't have the measure of an angle and length of the opposite side??I don't know where to go from here,I am totally confused!!! I also have a problem with this word problem I have been doing. It asks: An airplane flies 847.5 km at a bearing of 237.3 degrees. How far south and west fo its original position is it? Huh? Please help! Penny Nom lui répond. 





Vector Problem 
20001127 

Ben pose la question : An aircraft can fly 260km/h in still air and the wind is blowing at 70km/h towards the West. In what direction should the aircraft head so that its actual velocity is on a bearing of 030 degrees? Harley Weston lui répond. 

