# Trigonometry : Word Problem - Angle and Distance

Starting at point A, a ship sails 24 km on a bearing of 211Â°, then turns and sails 33 km on a bearing of 302Â°. Find the distance of the ship from point A. Which is the correct answer?

57 km

73 km

16 km

40 km

Â© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:07 pm ad1c9bdddfhttps://brainmass.com/math/trigonometry/trigonometry-word-problem-angle-distance-30297

#### Solution Preview

You can solve this by using trigonometry, and adding component vectors, which is always dependent on your ability to draw the diagram. Using up as your 0 degree pointdraw an axis (a line straight up and one straight across. Measure 211 degrees and a line at 211 degrees, then add another up and down line at the end of the 211 degree line you just drew, and ...

#### Solution Summary

An angle and distance word problem is solved.

$2.19