# Buoy C is due west from a sailboat that is anchored at point A. Buoy B, which is due north of C, ?

Buoy C is due west from a sailboat that is anchored at point A. Buoy B, which is due north of C, is situated so that mÐCAB=26º and CB=13 kilometers. How far is the ship from B?

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- JoergLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Due to C being due west of A and B being due north of C there is a rectangle at C.

With that and angle at A = 26° we have:

(a/c)=sin26°

c=((13)/(sin26°))= ((13)/(sin((13)/(90))π))= 29. 655km

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