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Trigonometry and Vector Components Word Problems

20. A small fire is sighted from ranger stations A and B. Station B is 1 .6 miles due east of station A. The bearing of the fire from station A is N40°E, and the bearing of the fire from station B is N5OW. How far, to the nearest tenth of a mile, is the fire from station A?

21. The magnitude and direction of two forces acting on an object are 250 pounds. N60°E, and 150 pounds, S45cE. Find the magnitude, to the nearest pound, and the direction angle. to the nearest tenth of a degree, of the resultant force.

22. A chfld is pulling a wagon with a force of 40 pounds. How much work is done in moving the wagon 60 feet if the handle makes an angle of 350 with the ground? Round to the nearest foot-pound.

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