# Right Triangle Trigonometry Application Word Problems : Airplane Flight Path

An airplane flies at a heading of 130Â° for 30 minutes and then changes to a heading of 220Â° 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 130Â° for 30 minutes and then changes to a heading of 220Â° 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.