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    An airplane flies at a heading of 130° for 30 minutes and then changes to a heading of 220° and flies for 2 more hours. If the average speed of the plane is 250 miles per hour and the wind is negligible, find:

    a. The distance of the plane from the starting point.

    b. The heading the plane would have taken to get directly to the final destination from the starting point.

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    An airplane flies at a heading of 130° for 30 minutes and then changes to a heading of 220° and flies for 2 more hours. If the average speed of the plane is 250 miles per hour and the wind is negligible, find:
    a. The distance of the plane from the starting point.
    b. The heading the ...

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    An airplane flight path is found by trigonometry. The solution is detailed and well presented. A diagram is included.

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