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Applications of Trigonometry Word Problems : Cartesian Coordinates and Pythagorean Theorem

A boat leaves a port and sails 10 miles at a bearing of S 15° E. Another boat leaves the same port and sails 15 miles at a bearing of S 30° W. How far apart are the two boats at this point?

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